Monday, February 23, 2009

Orbus Cover

Damn but I'm losing my marbles. I got sent this cover quite a while ago and completely forgot about it. Here then is the cover for Orbus, available for pre-order on amazon, along with one of the blurbs. Both are likely subject to change...

Now in charge of an cargo spaceship, the Old Captain Orbus, flees a violent and sadistic past, but he doesn’t know that the lethal war drone, Sniper, is a stowaway, and that past is rapidly catching up with him. His old enemy, the Prador Vrell, mutated by the Spatterjay virus into something powerful and dangerous, has seized control of a Prador dreadnought, slaughting its entire crew, and now seeks to exact vengeance on those who tried to have him killed.


Their courses inexorably converge in the Graveyard, the border realm lying between the Polity and the Prador Kingdom, a place filled with the ruins left by past genocides and interplanetary war. Secure in that same place the Golgoloth, a monster to a race of monsters, is recruited by the terrifying King of the Prador into the long cold war between his kind and the humans. It is imperative that Vrell be hunted down and killed, for what he knows and what he might become.


Meanwhile, something that has annihilated civilizations is stirring from a slumber of five million years, and the cold war is heating up, fast.

10 comments:

Mark Chitty said...

Mmmmmm, very tasty....

Bob Lock said...

I like the idea behind this storyline, nice ingredients, Sniper, Orbus and Vrell, mix 'em together in The Graveyard and stand well back....

You're almost making me wish the summer away before it even gets here so I can read it!

September seems a long way away :)

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

dear dr. freud. i see a manta ray with chrome breasts and hear revolution 20:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6RqN-groQ

Alex Cull said...

Definitely looking forward to this one. And Sniper's in it too, one of my favourites from the earlier Spatterjay books. Bring on the mayhem!

Martin Sommerfeld said...

Sounds just wonderfull...

Wrathex said...

I absolutely love Sniper, Neal your robots and AI's are the very best.

Owen said...

Sniper vs Vrell was a fantastic struggle in VoSK. More!

Paul said...

That cover looks a lot like 'Line War' to me.

Looking forward to the book. Nowt like a grumpy robot and a big crab to make a good story.

daniel said...

ooooh i'm liking this more and more - prador, monsters, ancient threats, polity war drones and an old captain... :D

Mark Chitty said...

Neal - I have one question, not so much to do with the cover but what is on the cover: 'A Sable Keech novel'.

Obviously, I haven't read it, but this makes me thing two things, 1 - SK is in it and it's a little spoiler, or 2 - it's not an accurate description of the series.

I'll always think of them as the Spatterjay books myself...