As I do not have enough books to read, I just found about a new sf trilogy that looks (and the sample reads) cool, The Sigil Trilogy by Henry Gee who seems to be a Nature editor and editor of popular science book as well as a Tolkien expert; the book is published by small press ReAnimus and is primarily in e form with print on demand (available at Amazon, directly, BN etc) and is blurbed by a ton of genre and science luminaries (M Moorcock, KSR, E Brown, I Whates, N Kress among the sff people, J Gribbin, Ian Stewart among the pop science) and of course there is the inevitable PFH comparison There is a special Halloween sale (today 31st only, US time) where you can get the ebook ominbus at 50 percent off with a coupon (8$ vs 16$ full price) and I jumped at the offer and i plan to read it asap. Here is the blurb: " From Nature Editor Henry Gee comes a story of breathtaking scope and beloved characters. Spanning millions of years and the breadth of the universe, The Sigil Trilogy is an epic tale that explores the nature of humanity, belief, and love. The Universe is dying from within. No one knows how to save it, so the Elders give a young Drover a last ditch chance to stop the rot. If only she knew where to begin. Unaware of the threat to the universe, Ruxhana Fengen Kraa, Admiral of the 17th Rigel Fleet, is about to be cashiered for a stupendous tactical error. But Special Ops has an important and most bizarre job or him. Eons away in time, Jack Corstophine is an archaeologist on Earth with an intuition about the land that he can't put into words—until the beautiful and brilliant Jadis Markham comes into his life. Together, they discover that the landscape of Europe is far from natural. The Earth bears the scars of an ancient civilization that goes back millions of years — and has terrible implications for the future of mankind. The Sigil Trilogy traces the lives of compelling characters — people... entities... and... species... — through time and space. It's magnificent in background, beautifully written, and with the most memorable characters. The Sigil Trilogy is spellbinding, funny, thoughtful, and touching all at the same time. Complete with complex mysteries, massive battles, romance, hot aliens, steampunk cities, good scotch, armageddon, it's all here — you won't be able to put it down."