News for July 2011
Low Gravity
Presenting the third chapter preview of Free Fall, an upcoming novel
Free Fall | Published 18 July 2011

I heard that once, maybe twenty years ago, a beanpod started up-Stalk and they had the deck set to display the view down–nothing but emptiness beneath the passengers’ feet–down, down, down all the way to the clouds far below, then the cloud-shadowed mountains below that. One passenger reportedly went into a panic attack, injured two other passengers who tried to help him, then went into cardiac arrest and died. They reversed the pod and brought them back down, of course, but by the time the med-assist personnel arrived, the man was brain dead, beyond the reach of even the best resus-techs.
Free Fall, William H. Keith

Welcome back to our third and final chapter preview of Free Fall! In Free Fall, by New York Times bestselling author William H. Keith, it is the future, and murder is still an all-too-common occurrence. When an influential lawyer is brutally murdered at the top of the Beanstalk, Earth’s towering exoatmospheric elevator used for interplanetary trade, Captain of Detectives Rick Harrison finds himself on the hunt for a killer. At the center of a deep conspiracy, Harrison’s investigation leads him from the megapolis of New Angeles to the moon base of Heinlein and face to face with a question he never expected: what is the true definition of humanity?

The world beneath his feet

Stay on the case with Captain of Detectives Rick Harrison as he travels closer to Midway Station, the next stop on his hunt for a killer. During his travel up-Stalk, Rick interacts with a moon-based soldier, and has an intriguing conversation with a clone who doesn’t seem to be as simple as he says.

Free Fall’s third chapter (pdf, 628 KB) is available for download from the Free Fall support page (where you can also download the first and second chapters).

Keep reading

Fantasy Flight Games has a growing catalog of novels that devoted fans can read, immersing themselves in their favorite game settings or learning about a new exciting world for the first time. We recently announced two more additions to our catalog of Books and Graphic Novels section: The Identity Trilogy and The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy.

Golem, based in the Android universe, is the first novel in The Identity Trilogy. This exciting book follows New Angeles Detective and bioroid Drake 3G12RC as he attempts to solve a high profile murder investigation while struggling to understand his own artificial identity. This downtown New Angles murder investigation quickly escalates into a tangled web of intrigue, love, and betrayal as Drake and his partner work to solve this brutal crime before the killer strikes again.

Dance of the Damned is the first novel in The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy, based in the Arkham Horror universe, and is a suspenseful, breathless ride from cover to cover. When Miskatonic University librarian Daisy Walker receives a letter from an estranged friend, she will be forced into a deadly search as she attempts to solve a dark mystery. Meanwhile bounty hunter Tony Morgan is tasked with a dangerous job by a secretive employer. Their fates will soon intertwine as together they come face to face with otherworldly horror...and living nightmares.

Discover these and more of our wonderful offerings in our Books and Graphic Novels section.

Keep checking back for more previews and pre-order Free Fall today!

Free Fall is the first novel based on Fantasy Flight Games’s Android, and it tells a story of murder and conspiracy in a dystopian future. This rich universe is masterfully brought to life by New York Times Bestselling author William H. Keith, winner of the H.G. Wells Award and multiple Origins awards, and the celebrated author of over 150 novels, short stories, and other published works.

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