Chapterhouse Dune by Frank Herbert
(Macmillan Audio 17 February 2009 / $49.95) - Product Description: The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green worldóand are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile.
Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death: A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever. (Source: Macmillan Audio)
Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) by Ken Scholes
(Macmillan Audio 17 February 2009 / $44.95) - Product Description: An ancient weapon has completely¬†destroyed the city of Windwir.¬†¬† From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising.¬† He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.
Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city Ė he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.
Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.
This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world Ė an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes.¬†But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.¬† (see review)
Quarantine by John Erick Dowdle (Director)
(Sony Pictures 24 February 2009 / $28.96) - Description: When a news crew decides to trail a brave fire-fighting team, they never suspect that the first call for help they respond to that night may be their last. Now they're trapped in an apartment complex sealed off by the government. With no way of escape, they find themselves surrounded by frightened residents who are infected with a deadly mutant virus. What happens next is only known because of the footage they left behind.
Actors: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech (Source: Sony Pictures)
Screamers: The Hunting by Sheldon Wilson (Director)
(Sony Pictures 24 February 2009 / $24.96) - Description: Inspired by a short story by visionary author Philip K. Dick, Screamers: The Hunting is a mind-shattering sequel to the legendary sci-fi cult thriller! It's been thirteen years since the robotic killing machines known as Screamers destroyed the human population of Sirius 6B. But now a distress signal brings a team of rescuers to the supposedly abandoned planet. Can it be a long-lost colony of human survivors? Or have the Screamers evolved into something even more sinister...half-man/half-machine hybrids that need to escape Sirius 6B to finish their mission: the complete annihilation of the human race?
Actors: Gina Holden, Jana Pallaske, Lance Henriksen, Greg Bryk, Christopher Redman (Source: Sony Pictures)
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