THEM OR US – US paperback out today

Thanks to the ineptitude of a certain British Telecommunications company I won’t name, I’m currently offline and probably will continue to be so for the next few weeks. I’ve got a lot of posts to share, so I’m currently doing the rounds of relatives’ homes and local Starbucks trying to schedule them all in without outstaying my welcome anywhere…

First off, today sees the release of the mass market paperback edition of THEM OR US in the US from Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Griffin. The longer I have to reflect on the HATER trilogy, the prouder I feel of the story as a whole. I’ll be putting together a retrospective on the series at some point in the next couple of months. (It was nice to see Glen Mazzara – Walking Dead showrunner – saying kind things about the first book again recently…)

The paperback is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, and all the usual places, and for those of you who’ve not yet read it, here’s the blurb:

“The war that has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive.

Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a relatively undamaged town under the command of Hinchcliffe—who’ll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. This fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving—your place in the ranks is decided by how long and how hard you’re prepared to fight.

Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate and to use it to hunt out the remaining Unchanged has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe’s army of fighters. As the enemy’s numbers reduce, so the pressure on McCoyne increases, until he finds himself at the very center of a pivotal confrontation, the outcome of which will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is left alive.”

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH giveaway winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the recent AUTUMN: AFTERMATH giveaway. I had hundreds of entries, which was great to see. I’m pleased to be able to announce (most of) the winners. Congratulations to:

Meera FlameChip FehdMatthew VaughanLouie La CompteMaribel TostadoPeter Schwotzer and James E Parsons.

Your books will be in the post shortly. I’m still waiting for three final winners to confirm their details with me. If you followed me on Facebook last month, check your messages as the books were all won by new Facebook followers.

Thanks again to everyone who entered, and huge thanks also to the kind folks at Thomas Dunne Books / St Martins’ Griffin for putting up the prizes.

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH is out today (and I’ve got copies to give away)

AUTUMN: AFTERMATH – the final book in the AUTUMN series – is released in the US today. There will be a few more shorts to come and more releases of the novels in various different territories, but as far as the overall AUTUMN story goes, this is it. The end.

To celebrate the release, I’ve got ten copies of AFTERMATH to give away courtesy of the good folks at Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Griffin.

To stand a chance of winning, just do one or more of the following before 31st March (you’ll get an entry for each you do).

If you’re already a Twitter follower or Facebook fan, just tweet/post about the book and remember to include the appropriate tag.

Remember – as always – the competition is open worldwide, and my decision is final. Only one tweet and one Facebook post per person please. The winners will be chosen at random and announced by 1st April. Good luck!

UPDATE 1st APRIL – COMPETITION CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION – out now

I’ve been waiting years to be able to type that sentence! AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION was finally released today through Thomas Dunne/St Martin’s Griffin in the US. First announced in 2006 and finished in 2008, it’s taken far longer than I ever expected to get the book out. It seems to be going down well, though…

Library Journal said: “In Disintegration, the best installment, Moody ventures into Lord of the Flies territory. The juxtaposition of the two groups of survivors and the consequent tension between them produces excruciating suspense not seen before in the series. The ending is utterly chilling…

28dayslateranalysis.com said: “The wait was well worth it.

And after keeping you waiting for several years too many, I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. Please grab the book and let me know. The UK edition, by the way, is out on December 29th. Apologies for the extra delay, UK readers.

Coming soon – more short stories featuring the new characters from DISINTEGRATION, a chance to win some original AUTUMN artwork, and your first glimpse into the dead world of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH.

PURIFICATION giveaway

I’ve got five copies of the new US edition of AUTUMN: PURIFICATION to give away (courtesy of the good folks at Thomas Dunne Books).

UPDATE – COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY 21st AUGUST

To enter, just do one or more of the following before midday (UK time) on Saturday 20th August (you’ll get an entry for each you do).

If you’re already a Twitter follower or Facebook fan, just tweet/post about the book and remember to include the appropriate tag.

Good luck! Remember – as always – the competition is open worldwide, and my decision is final. Only one tweet and one Facebook post per person please. The winners will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 21st August.

AUTUMN: PURIFICATION US edition now available!

The third book in the AUTUMN series is now available from Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin’s Griffin.

Trapped between the military and the dead, the remaining survivors carve out a fragile and uncertain existence. In a moment of madness their safety and security is jeopardised. All hope is gone, but in the rotting shadows of the past, they find the key to what remains of their future . . .

Autumn - Purification US Cover Available from:

AMAZON.COM

BARNES & NOBLE

AMAZON.CA

BOOK DEPOSITORY
(free worldwide shipping)

AUTUMN: THE CITY – out now!

THE CITY – the second book in the AUTUMN series – is out now!

A disease of unimaginable ferocity has torn across the face of the planet leaving billions dead. A small group of survivors shelter in the remains of a devastated city, hiding in terror as the full effects of the horrific infection start to become clear. The sudden appearance of a company of soldiers again threatens the survivors’ fragile existence. Do they bring with them hope, help and answers, or more pain, fear and suffering?

St Martin’s Griffin (US) ISBN 9780312570002

Available from:
AMAZON.COM
BARNES & NOBLE
AMAZON.CA
BOOK DEPOSITORY (free worldwide shipping)

Gollancz (UK) ISBN 9780575091320

AMAZON.CO.UK
WATERSTONES
BOOK DEPOSITORY

Signed copies available from INFECTED BOOKS

Otherworldverlag (Germany) ISBN 9783902607102

AMAZON.DE
BOOK DEPOSITORY

Signed copies available from INFECTED BOOKS

Discuss the books over at the official forum or the new Facebook group – Moody’s Survivors.

New AUTUMN website – Last of the Living – launching within the week! More details to follow shortly…

AUTUMN is here!

Hard to believe, but it’s nine years since the first version of AUTUMN appeared online. And now, four sequels, half a million free downloads, a movie and a free audio adaptation later, this week the book is getting its first ‘proper’ mainstream release from Thomas Dunne Books / St Martin’s Griffin in the US (26th October) and Gollancz in the UK (28th). You can find out more about the new editions by clicking the covers below.

To celebrate this long-overdue re-release, I’m giving away 5 copies of the brand new UK hardback. To enter for a chance to win a copy, just email autumngiveaway@djmoody.co.uk with the subject ‘Spread the Infection’. One email per person please, but you can earn yourself an extra entry or two by sharing this on Facebook or re-tweeting it on Twitter. The winners will be chosen at random and you have until Tuesday 2nd November to enter. As always with my competitions, my decision is final! Good luck!

I’m heading out on a short break with the family now before the Autumn book signings start next week, so please bear with me if you send emails, ask questions etc. over the coming days. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

And just to answer a question I’ve been asked several times recently – yes I will be selling signed copies of the book through www.infectedbooks.co.uk. I’ll be holding my annual signed book sale in November. Watch this space!

PLEASE NOTE – the competition is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

An AUTUMN update

I’m getting a lot of questions about the forthcoming re-issues of the AUTUMN books in the US and UK, so I thought I should give you a proper update. I also want to talk briefly about an AUTUMN-related opportunity that some of you might be interested in.

AUTUMN will be released on 26th October in the US and on the 28th in the UK. The next three books in the series (which have been slightly reordered and are now AUTUMN: THE CITY, AUTUMN: PURIFICATION and – being released for the first time – AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION) will be released in 2011 at three monthly intervals, starting in January/February. They’ll be hardcover releases from Gollancz in the UK (with paperbacks to follow later), and paperbacks from St Martin’s Griffin / Thomas Dunne Books in the US. Here’s the cover for the American edition of AUTUMN: THE CITY. Nice, eh? Just wait until you see what they’ve put together for PURIFICATION!

So what about the rest of the series? As it stands right now, AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION will not be re-released yet (except in Germany / Austria – more news on that later). The entire book, however, including a bunch of short novellas and over 20 ‘ECHOES‘ (short stories about some of the supporting characters from the saga) will gradually be released free online to enhance and expand the rest of the series. I mentioned an opportunity at the start of this post: I’ll shortly be relaunching www.theinfected.co.uk, and I want all this free content to be illustrated. I’ll obviously be approaching some artists I’ve worked with previously, but there will be ample opportunity for you to submit artwork for inclusion on the site. Drop me a line if you’re interested and I’ll send you a list of character sketches / scene descriptions. I don’t mind what medium you want to work in – traditional, video, photography, comic book… anything’s fine.

So there you have it. That’s the position of the books right now. Just one last thing to tease: AUTUMN is still a five book series, so there’s still something I haven’t told you…

New edition of HATER and the first DOG BLOOD reviews

The US mass-market paperback edition of HATER is now available. If you’d prefer to get your hands on a hardback and you don’t yet have a copy, shoot over to Amazon.com where it’s currently on offer for an incredibly low $8.78 – a 60% saving!

I’ll be launching a new HATER website very soon, and the ‘Projekt’ you might have heard me talking about will finally be revealed. In the meantime, here’s a photograph (courtesy of Gavin Brogan) to whet your appetite…

And finally… the publisher’s advance mailing has begun and the first reviews of DOG BLOOD are starting to appear. I wouldn’t recommend reading them if you haven’t read HATER, but for those of you who have…

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