Ian Whates is a director of both the Science-Fiction Writers Association and the British Science-Fiction Association. He is also the proprietor and editor of NewCon Press. The Noise Within is his first novel with Solaris.
A Maxim Jakubowski Best Science Fiction selection. Another new British author steeped in technology noir and the second volume in a new series that began with THE NOISE WITHIN. Pursued by sinister assassins, scientist Philip Kaufman is forced to flee and his path crosses that of government black-ops specialist Leyton. Spooky alien artifacts, rogue starships and non-stop action of the '24' variety make this a must for anyone who likes Ian Banks, Alastair Reynolds or Peter F. Hamilton. Space opera at its best.
An omnibus edition, containing the novels: City of Dreams & Nightmare - City of Hope & Despair - City of Light & ShadowCITY OF DREAMS & NIGHTMAREThey call it the City of a Hundred Rows. The ancient city of Thaiburley is a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, where the poor live in the City Below and demons are said to dwell in the Upper Heights.Having witnessed a murder in a part of the city he should never have been in, Tom, a lowly street-nick, has to run for his life through the City Below, Thaiburley's unsavoury basement world. Accused of committing the murder himself, he is pursued by sky-borne assassins, Kite Guards, and agents of a darker force intent on destabilising the whole city. His only ally is Kat, a renegade like him, but she proves to have secrets of her own CITY OF HOPE & DESPAIRThe street-nick Tom must find the source of the great river Thair and perhaps learn the secret of his own strange powers The assassin Dewar must redeem himself The Prime Master desperately seeks the cure for bone flu - a mysterious and deadly malady that is striking down the talented in Thaiburley's highest Rows Kat, the renegade nick, forms an uneasy alliance with her sister Charveve, and the two lead the Tattooed Men through the dark streets of the City Below in search of the Soul Thief: the evil monster that murdered their mother and consigned both girls to the gladitorial hellhole known as the Pits CITY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWThe monstrous Rust Warriors are back!In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat - the leader of the Tattooed Men - must find a way to dispatch both threats.Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing
Eighteen stories of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Eighteen tales that take you to distant futures and disturbing tomorrows, to strange new worlds and others that may seem uncomfortably familiar.
THEY CALL IT THE CITY OF A HUNDRED ROWS. The ancient city of Thaiburley is a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, where the poor live in the City Below, and demons are said to dwell in the Upper Heights. Forced to flee the city, Tom and Kat find themselves pursued through a merciless land - but also find friends and allies in the most unusual places. More fabulous storytelling in a rich fantasy world of adventure, alchemy and magic.
'Adventures in a nightmare citadel - a story that hits the ground running and doesn't let up' - Liz Williams. 'Born story-teller Ian Whates takes us on a gripping, terrifying trip-of-a-lifetime, through the heights and depths of the exotically grim city of Thaiburley, in this excellent fantasy thriller' - Tanith Lee. '[It] grabs you pretty much from the first page...Highly recommended' - Fantasy Book Critic . ' City of Dreams & Nightmare is a brilliantly executed novel, perfectly paced.