Gareth Powell’s latest novel, Ack Ack Macaque, is to be released by Solaris on the 3rd January in the UK (available in the US and Canad on 18th December.
I’ve not had much contact with steampunk novels but this sounds like a great way to get introduced to the sub-genre. And, anything that involves a gun-tooting monkey taking on Nazi Ninjas has to be worth a read.
Monkeys. Ninjas. Zeppelins. A science-fiction novel with a Steampunk sheen and a primate twist, Ack-Ack Macaque is a blisteringly fun SF masterpiece from master storyteller Gareth L. Powell.
In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain’s best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed ‘Ack-Ack Macaque.’ The trouble is he’s actually a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he’s starting to doubt everything – including his own existence!
A century later, when nuclear-powered Zeppelins circle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois is drawn into a deadly game with the man who killed her husband and stole her electronic soul, while the heir to the British throne goes on the run. Meanwhile, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon…