Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #138 - Down Station

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -


Down Station - Simon Morden
ISBN - 9781473211452
Publisher - Gollancz
Release date - February 18 2016

A small group of commuters and tube workers witness a fiery apocalypse overtaking London. They make their escape through a service tunnel. Reaching a door they step through...and find themselves on a wild shore backed by cliffs and rolling grassland. The way back is blocked. Making their way inland they meet a man dressed in a wolf's cloak and with wolves by his side. He speaks English and has heard of a place called London - other people have arrived here down the ages - all escaping from a London that is burning. None of them have returned. Except one - who travels between the two worlds at will. The group begin a quest to find this one survivor; the one who holds the key to their return and to the safety of London.

 And as they travel this world, meeting mythical and legendary creatures,split between North and South by a mighty river and bordered by The White City and The Crystal Palace they realize they are in a world defined by all the London's there have ever been.

Reminiscent of Michael Moorcock and Julian May this is a grand and sweeping science fantasy built on the ideas, the legends, the memories of every London there has ever been.


Well, this sounds a bit different and I'm intrigued by the comparison to both Michael Moorcock and Julian May!  I love books about alternate cities, especially London, so will definitely be keeping an eye out for this one.

6 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds amazing! The idea of a world within a world
    , in a way, is something I adore! Remindsme of Neverwhere. Anyway here's mine-:http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/10/14/wow-a-wild-swan-by-michael-cunningham/

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  2. Not my usual kind of read but I love the cover and the blurb intrigued me. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  3. Now that does sound like a cool read, especially with the Moorcock reference. Definitely goes on the TBR list.

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  4. This sounds like an intriguing read.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wow, this book sounds really intriguing! I'm not sure if it's for me but I hope you enjoy it when it releases :)

    My WoW

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  6. I think this sounds pretty awesome! I've never heard of it before, so I'm very intrigued. I hope there will be a US release!

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