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Robin Hobb And Lauren Beukes At Forbidden Planet!

5 September 2014

Robin Hobb And Lauren Beukes At Forbidden Planet

In August, Forbidden Planet hosted two of the best writers currently working in speculative fiction - Lauren Beukes and Robin Hobb.

Robin Hobb has been a household name for years with her series of books set in the Six Duchies beloved by readers all around the world. Her latest book, Fool's Assassin, is the exciting return to the world of Fitz and the Fool!

Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.

But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…

On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.

Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?

Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.

Lauren Beukes, established herself as an author to watch with her first books, Moxyland and Zoo City, set in her home country of South Africa. With the success of The Shining Girls, Beukes sealed her reputation as a top SF writer with a penchant for the macabre, weird and terrifying, of which plenty can be found in her latest, Broken Monsters!

In the city that’s become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. A terrifying new thriller from Lauren Beukes, award-winning author of The Shining Girls.

Detective Gabi Versado no longer believes in justice. She’s seen too much stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But never anything like this. And now it’s bleeding into her life.

He was a broken man. The dreams which once fueled his ambition have curdled inside him – dreams of recognition, love and family. But now he has new dreams – dreams of flesh and bone made monstrously beautifully.

Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. Now a killer with the touch of an artist is turning it into the worst kind of nightmare …