Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tannhauser in Book Form…

“Tannhauser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows” is the yet to be released Tannhauser novel by Robert Jeschonek whose credits include Star Trek fiction published by Pocket Books and Doctor Who fiction from Big Finish. His work appeared in three volumes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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The novel itself appears to focus on giving us a lot of information on the Shogunate and their role in the war, while at the same time telling a sweeping story that spans the whole of the Great War. The only thing missing from the synopsis was any mention of the Matriarchy.

Here is the synopsis from Amazon: The year is 1954, and in a dark and violent alternate history, the Great War never ended. The forces of the Reich, led by the occult-obsessed Kaiser, have sold their souls to demonic powers as they scour the earth in search of paranormal weaponry. Meanwhile, President Edison has sanctioned the use of potent alien technology recovered at Roswell, in hopes of aiding the beleaguered Union in its fight against tyranny. As the war rages on, can anything - or anyone - tip the balance of power? Enter the Shogunate, a far-eastern warrior sect with their own shadowy agenda. When a small force led by "The Daimyo" Iroh Minamoto sets out toward the evergreen peninsula of Kamchatka, Union Major John McNeal and the 42nd Marines must discover their plans before it's too late. To make matters worse, the nefarious Hermann Von Heizinger of the Reich's Obscura Korps seems to be in league with the Shogunate. The race is on to control a weapon that could finally bring the Great War to its climactic end!

While I wouldn’t hold your breath for bold prose of “All Quite on the Western Front”, judging from the authors previous credits we should expect a well written piece of pulp fiction.

Amazon says it will be released November 22nd.

In other news, my new job is not going so well, I’ve spent the last three days with a severe intestinal infection, and it has really wore down my confidence and caused me to miss two days in my first week.