Solaris announce new Nicholas Royle novel out next month

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17th August 2011 02:33 PM

Kerry Butters

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Solaris have announced the release of an exciting new fantasy novel by award winning author Nicholas Royle.

This powerful story, set in a nightmarish otherworld or fathers and sons, hopes and dreams and love and death is out on the 14th of next month.

Carl meets Annie Risk and falls for her. Hurt by a recent relationship, she resists becoming involved.

A chance find offers distraction: Carl stumbles across part of a map to an unknown town. He becomes convinced it represents the city of his dreams, where ice skaters turn quintuple loops and trumpeters hit impossibly high notes…. where Annie Risk will agree to see him again.

But if he ever finds himself in the streets on his map, will they turn out to be the land of his dreams or the world of his worst nightmares?

About the author:

Nicholas Royle was born in Manchester in 1963. Winner of two British Fantasy Awards, Nicholas is the author of short story collection Mortality, two novellas and five novels, including Counterparts, The Director’s Cut and Antwerp. He has edited twelve anthologies including A Book of Writers’ Dreams and The Time Out Book of New York Stories.

Nicholas lives in Manchester with his wife and two children, he teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and reviews fiction for the Independent.

Praise for the author:

“Nicholas Royle has established a reputation for stylish prose studded with the coolest cultural references and a genre-defying imagination.” Jake Elliot, Flux

“An assiduous champion of the short story.” Laurence Phelan, Independent on Sunday

“Nicholas Royle is a novelist for our time, writing in the no-man’s land between the image and the word, where the Old World is confronted by the New and the 20th Century seeps into the 21st.” Steve Erickson

Regicide is available to pre-order now on Amazon.

Genre: Fiction
Published: 14th September 2011
ISBN: 9781907992018
EAN: 978-1-907992-01-8
Pages: 384
 

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