Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Received:// Countdown to Armageddon / A Stranger in Paradise, by Edward M. Lerner

Well better late than never, this one was sent through from the nice people at Wildside Press, but since I disappeared I never managed to post anything up. I know zero about Edward M. Lerner, and whilst that red cover is fugly as hell, it is tempting to have a read. I may just dive into the short story collection side of the book instead.

In the tradition of the old "Ace Doubles" two-in-one books (flip one over to read the second title) -- here is the second Wildside Double . . .

"Countdown to Armageddon," by Edward M. Lerner:

Hezbollah has obtained an atomic bomb and a would-be martyr eager to deliver it-and that's the good news. The bad news, unknown even to Hezbollah, is that their physicist has also found a way to take his new bomb back to a turning point in European history.

Harry Bowen, an American physicist, and Terrence Ambling, a British agent turned historian, are determined to stop Abdul Faisel and prevent the nullification of all Western civilization. Their mission can be accomplished, if at all, only in the darkest of the Dark Ages-

And there, too, time is running out.

"A Stranger in Paradise," by Edward M. Lerner, collects five of the bestselling author's science fiction stories: "The Night of the RFIDs," "Two kinds of People," "Better the Devil You Know," "Small Business," and "A Stranger in Paradise."

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