Monday, January 20, 2014

New Book: Indexing by Seanan McGuire

Indexing by Seanan McGuire is not exactly a new book. It was published as an ebook serial in 2013. However, it is now available in its entirety in ebook format and will be released tomorrow in paperback for the first time.

So if you are interested in the dead tree version of the book, here's your chance.

Book description:

“Never underestimate the power of a good story.”

Good advice…especially when a story can kill you.

For most people, the story of their lives is just that: the accumulation of time, encounters, and actions into a cohesive whole. But for an unfortunate few, that day-to-day existence is affected—perhaps infected is a better word—by memetic incursion: where fairy tale narratives become reality, often with disastrous results.

That's where the ATI Management Bureau steps in, an organization tasked with protecting the world from fairy tales, even while most of their agents are struggling to keep their own fantastic archetypes from taking over their lives. When you're dealing with storybook narratives in the real world, it doesn't matter if you're Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or the Wicked Queen: no one gets a happily ever after.

Indexing is New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s new urban fantasy where everything you thought you knew about fairy tales gets turned on its head.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.

From a reader (Miss Bonnie) review:

The ATI (Aarne-Thompson Index) Management Bureau is a covert government agency that monitors fairy tale manifestations and prevents them from getting out of control.

Yes, we should all be entertained by a novel that plays with the Aarne-Thompson Index although it is now the Aarne-Thompson-Uther....

1 comment:

  1. I read this as it came out in installments and it was just delightful. I was shocked and appalled when it ended! Absolutely loved the ATI typing -- it was nerdy enough for, well, fairy tale nerds, but not so complicated that lay-readers would become confused.