Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Schizoid Earth To Be Released In June

A new book in the Lethbridge-Stewart series, The Schizoid Earth, is to be released in June, and can be pre-odered from publishers Candy Jar Books. The cover art has been revealed and some details about the story.

The Schizoid Earth is written by David A McIntee, and talking about the series the author says:
To be honest it [the series] is something I'm amazed hasn't been done before – it’s just such a natural and obvious thing. The form it's taking is also cool because it has the flexibility to move between styles and genres – thriller, SF, horror, etc – while maintaining a definite identity. As for the Brig himself, he's one of those characters where the casting was so perfect that it just made the character so memorable, and who [usually] feels so right.
Candy Jar Books have also released the following glimpse of the story:
Lethbridge-Stewart was supposed to be in the mountains of the east. Things didn't quite go according to plan. On the eve of war, something appeared in the sky; a presence that blotted out the moon. Now it has returned, and no battle plan can survive first contact with this enemy. Plagued by nightmares of being trapped in a past that never happened, Lethbridge-Stewart must unravel the mystery of a man ten years out of his time; a man who cannot possibly still exist.

Why do the ghosts of fallen soldiers still fight long-forgotten battles against living men? What is the secret of the rural English town of Deepdene? Lethbridge-Stewart has good reason to doubt his own sanity, but is he suffering illness or injury, or is something more sinister going on?
The cover art for The Schizoid Earth is by Nathan Hudson and the book will also feature a special foreword by Amanda Haisman, the daughter of Mervyn Haisman, original creator of the character Lethbridge-Stewart (The Brigadier).

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