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“Geosynchron” Cover Art and Synopsis

Now it can be shown: my editor Lou Anders has posted on the Pyr blog the cover art and synopsis for Geosynchron, the last book in my Jump 225 Trilogy. Here, without further ado, it is. (You can also view a larger version.)

Geosynchron cover

The cover painting is once again by the incomparable Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere, whose paintings for the covers of Infoquake and MultiReal have been blowing minds for many a month.

And here is the catalog copy for the book, which provides something of a spoiler (though a necessary one) for the cliffhanger at the end of MultiReal.


The Defense and Wellness Council is enmeshed in full-scale civil war between Len Borda and the mysterious Magan Kai Lee. Quell has escaped from prison and is stirring up rebellion in the Islands with the aid of a brash young leader named Josiah. Jara and the apprentices of the Surina/Natch MultiReal Fiefcorp still find themselves fighting off legal attacks from their competitors and from Margaret Surina’s unscrupulous heirs — even though MultiReal has completely vanished.

The quest for the truth will lead to the edges of civilization, from the tumultuous society of the Pacific Islands to the lawless orbital colony of 49th Heaven; and through the deeps of time, from the hidden agenda of the Surina family to the real truth behind the Autonomous Revolt that devastated humanity hundreds of years ago.

Meanwhile, Natch has awakened in a windowless prison with nothing but a haze of memory to clue him in as to how he got there. He’s still receiving strange hallucinatory messages from Margaret Surina and the nature of reality is buckling all around him. When the smoke clears, Natch must make the ultimate decision — whether to save a world that has scorned and discarded him, or to save the only person he has ever loved: himself.

I’ll have more to say about this later, but figured that it couldn’t hurt to just post this stuff asap.

(Oh, and if you’re so inclined, the book’s now available for pre-order on Amazon.)

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  1. Mary Robinette Kowal on April 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm  Chain link

    Ooo! Very nice.

  2. Martin Grider on April 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm  Chain link

    But… Amazon says it won’t be released until FEB 2010… :( Do I really have to wait that long!?

  3. Cindy on April 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm  Chain link

    “deeps of time” ???

    Nice cover. Who’s that supposed to be on the front?

    Looking forward to seeing the final version!

  4. David Louis Edelman on April 29, 2009 at 5:38 am  Chain link

    Cindy: Amusingly enough, I really don’t even know who that’s supposed to be on the cover. The two suggestions I made to my editor for cover scenes were to show either Quell or Len Borda, but that guy doesn’t really look my descriptions for either of those characters. I suspect it’s just supposed to be some random guy.

    And as for “deeps of time”… well, I’m sure there will be some edits to this copy before it gets printed on the back cover…

  5. Margaret Tanner on May 5, 2009 at 6:46 am  Chain link

    Hi David,
    I am not a SF fan,(historical romance is my line), but it sounds like a fascinating read, and that windowless room, would be truly terrifying if you were claustrophobic. Great cover.

  6. Nick S on May 17, 2009 at 10:03 am  Chain link

    Man, I’m completely excited about this. A year is so long to wait. What say we push that release date back maybe 7 or 8 months?.. Great work David, can’t wait to read Geosynchron.

  7. ann on June 5, 2009 at 10:20 am  Chain link

    thanks, i’m glad i finally read your synopsis fo rthe new book. what a fabulous trilogy. i have to say though, feb 2010 is a long time to wait for book 3. i’m re-reading the first 2 now, and i have to say, i’ve picked up more on all the complexity of these stories the second time around.

    i think the guy on the cover should be Natch, but it doesn’t look like him – not cool enough!

    i’m also curious as to where you will go as an author after the 3rd book!

  8. Kernos on September 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm  Chain link

    When? Will your books ever be available as hardcovers?

  9. David Louis Edelman on September 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm  Chain link

    Kernos: Unfortunately, no current plans for them to appear in hardcover. The publisher’s decision, not mine. I’m more worried about trying to get books 2 and 3 in mass-market paperback so they’ll reach a wider audience…

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