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We have a simple philo-sci-fi-y (sci-fi and fantasy philosophy) here at Del Rey UK. Put simply, our ultimate aim is to bring to something new to the Sci-Fiction spectrum. If Del Rey were ray on that spectrum we’d be the ‘Del’ ray.

Come towards the light.

Out now! The stunning novelization of the blockbuster movie After Earth staring Will and Jaden Smith:

Experience a novelization unlike any other. From Peter David, the veteran sci-fi author, this is the complete, never-before-seen chronicle of an extraordinary family who’ve been across the galaxy and back.

RAIGE RUNS IN THE FAMILY

General Cypher Raige comes from a family of heroes. Since humanity’s exodus from the Earth a thousand years ago and the subsequent onslaught from a mysterious alien force, the Raiges have been instrumental in mankind’s survival.

For Cypher’s thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging along with his legendary father is the adventure of a lifetime. But when an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash landing that leaves Cypher seriously – and perhaps fatally – wounded.

With his father’s life on the line, Kitai must venture out into the strange, hostile terrain of a new world that seems eerily familiar: Earth.

The movie launches in the UK on Thursday 7th June.

Out now! The stunning novelization of the blockbuster movie After Earth staring Will and Jaden Smith:

Experience a novelization unlike any other. From Peter David, the veteran sci-fi author, this is the complete, never-before-seen chronicle of an extraordinary family who’ve been across the galaxy and back.

RAIGE RUNS IN THE FAMILY

General Cypher Raige comes from a family of heroes. Since humanity’s exodus from the Earth a thousand years ago and the subsequent onslaught from a mysterious alien force, the Raiges have been instrumental in mankind’s survival.

For Cypher’s thirteen-year-old son, Kitai, tagging along with his legendary father is the adventure of a lifetime. But when an asteroid collides with their craft, they make a crash landing that leaves Cypher seriously – and perhaps fatally – wounded.

With his father’s life on the line, Kitai must venture out into the strange, hostile terrain of a new world that seems eerily familiar: Earth.

The movie launches in the UK on Thursday 7th June.

GOD’S WAR by Kameron Hurley is out today in the UK from Del Rey!
We’re absolutely delighted to see the multi-award winning first book in the Bel Dame series hit the shelves, and can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
The Book:
Nyx is a bel dame, a bounty hunter paid to collect the heads of deserters – by almost any means necessary. ‘Almost’ proved to be the problem. Cast out and imprisoned for breaking one rule too many, Nyx and her crew of mercenaries are all about the money. But when a dubious government deal with an alien emissary goes awry, her name is at the top of the list for a covert recovery. While the centuries-long war rages on only one thing is certain: the world’s best chance for peace rests in the hands of its most ruthless killers… Set in a futuristic world dominated by war, religion and an insectile technology which borders on magic, Kameron Hurley’s debut is set to be the highlight of the year.
Pray that it’s enough…
Praise for Kameron Hurley and the Bel Dame Series:
Kameron Hurley’s a brave, unflinching, truly original writer with a unique vision - her fiction burns right through your brain and your heart. - Jeff VanderMeer

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Hurley’s world-building is phenomenal… [she] smoothly handles tricky themes such as race, class, religion, and gender without sacrificing action. - Publishers Weekly
 
An aggressively dark, highly original SF-fantasy novel with tight, cutting prose and some of the most inventive world-building I’ve seen in a while. - Stefan Raets, Fantasy Literature.com

GOD’S WAR by Kameron Hurley is out today in the UK from Del Rey!

We’re absolutely delighted to see the multi-award winning first book in the Bel Dame series hit the shelves, and can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

The Book:

Nyx is a bel dame, a bounty hunter paid to collect the heads of deserters – by almost any means necessary.
 
‘Almost’ proved to be the problem.
 
Cast out and imprisoned for breaking one rule too many, Nyx and her crew of mercenaries are all about the money. But when a dubious government deal with an alien emissary goes awry, her name is at the top of the list for a covert recovery.
 
While the centuries-long war rages on only one thing is certain: the world’s best chance for peace rests in the hands of its most ruthless killers…
 
Set in a futuristic world dominated by war, religion and an insectile technology which borders on magic, Kameron Hurley’s debut is set to be the highlight of the year.

Pray that it’s enough…

Praise for Kameron Hurley and the Bel Dame Series:

Kameron Hurley’s a brave, unflinching, truly original writer with a unique vision - her fiction burns right through your brain and your heart. - Jeff VanderMeer

Hurley’s world-building is phenomenal… [she] smoothly handles tricky themes such as race, class, religion, and gender without sacrificing action. - Publishers Weekly
 
An aggressively dark, highly original SF-fantasy novel with tight, cutting prose and some of the most inventive world-building I’ve seen in a while. - Stefan Raets, Fantasy Literature.com
In the desert colony of Khandar, a dark and mysterious magic, hidden for centuries, is about to emerge from darkness. 
Marcus d’Ivoire, senior captain of the Vordanai Colonials, is resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost, when a rebellion leaves him in charge of a demoralised force in a broken down fortress. 
Winter Ihernglass, fleeing her past and masquerading as a man, just wants to go unnoticed. Finding herself promoted to a command, she must rise to the challenge and fight impossible odds to survive. 
Their fates rest in the hands of an enigmatic new Colonel, sent to restore order while following his own mysterious agenda into the realm of the supernatural.
Praise for THE THOUSAND NAMES:
"I absolutely loved it. Wexler balances the actions of his very human characters with just the right amount of imaginative "magic" to keep me wanting more" (Taylor Anderson, National Bestselling Author Of The Destroyerman Series )"Wexler has produced something unusual in the fantasy line, with a setting reminiscent of the early Victorian period, out on the bleeding edge of Empire, a world of dust and bayonets and muskets… and magic. The characters are fascinating and - all- of them have secrets … I read it at a gulp and look forward to more" (S.M. Stirling, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Lord Of Mountains ) 

In the desert colony of Khandar, a dark and mysterious magic, hidden for centuries, is about to emerge from darkness.

Marcus d’Ivoire, senior captain of the Vordanai Colonials, is resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost, when a rebellion leaves him in charge of a demoralised force in a broken down fortress.

Winter Ihernglass, fleeing her past and masquerading as a man, just wants to go unnoticed. Finding herself promoted to a command, she must rise to the challenge and fight impossible odds to survive.

Their fates rest in the hands of an enigmatic new Colonel, sent to restore order while following his own mysterious agenda into the realm of the supernatural.

Praise for THE THOUSAND NAMES:

"I absolutely loved it. Wexler balances the actions of his very human characters with just the right amount of imaginative "magic" to keep me wanting more" (Taylor Anderson, National Bestselling Author Of The Destroyerman Series )

"Wexler has produced something unusual in the fantasy line, with a setting reminiscent of the early Victorian period, out on the bleeding edge of Empire, a world of dust and bayonets and muskets… and magic. The characters are fascinating and - all- of them have secrets … I read it at a gulp and look forward to more" (S.M. Stirling, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Lord Of Mountains ) 

 EX-PATRIOTS by Peter Clines, Book Two in the EX series, is now out to buy on eBook from Del Rey!

Two years since the plague of ex-humans spread through the world destroying our civilization and only small strongholds of humanity are left alive.

At the Mount in L.A., a fortified movie studio protected by the last of America’s superheroes, St. George, Stealth, Cerberus and Zzzap hold the line against a never ending army of exs … but even they can’t hold out forever.

Hope comes in the form of a military drone bringing news of ‘Project Krypton’. But will salvation come at a price?

‘Ex-Patriots is bigger, better, and more explosive. When superheroes meet zombies, the only losers are the people who aren’t reading’ Mira Grant, New York Times bestseller

EX-PATRIOTS by Peter Clines, Book Two in the EX series, is now out to buy on eBook from Del Rey!

Two years since the plague of ex-humans spread through the world destroying our civilization and only small strongholds of humanity are left alive.

At the Mount in L.A., a fortified movie studio protected by the last of America’s superheroes, St. George, Stealth, Cerberus and Zzzap hold the line against a never ending army of exs … but even they can’t hold out forever.

Hope comes in the form of a military drone bringing news of ‘Project Krypton’. But will salvation come at a price?

Ex-Patriots is bigger, better, and more explosive. When superheroes meet zombies, the only losers are the people who aren’t reading’ Mira Grant, New York Times bestseller

We’re thrilled to say EX-HEROES Peter Clines is now available as an eBook! Look out for book two, EX-PATRIOTS, in a few weeks, and the paperbacks those and book three, EX-COMMITMENTS, in July!

EX-HEROES:

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon.

They were heroes using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.

Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland.

Now, a year later, The Mighty Dragon and his companions protect the last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount.

But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power … led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all.

"I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It’s The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side."
—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

We’re thrilled to say EX-HEROES Peter Clines is now available as an eBook! Look out for book two, EX-PATRIOTS, in a few weeks, and the paperbacks those and book three, EX-COMMITMENTS, in July!

EX-HEROES:

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon.

They were heroes using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.

Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland.

Now, a year later, The Mighty Dragon and his companions protect the last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount.

But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power … led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all.

"I loved this pop culture-infused tale of shamed superheroes struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in the ruins of Hollywood. It’s The Avengers meets The Walking Dead with a large order of epic served on the side."
—Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One