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IDW Publishing sets its gaze skyward with Nightwings, the first installment of the company's new science fiction series, New Classics of the Fantastic.

In the Hugo Award-winning Nightwings, Earth's long descent into hopelessness and despair created a civilization divided into guilds. One such guild is the Watchers, charged with keeping vigilant watch over the heavens against the alien invasion prophecy has long expected. But in a moment of weakness one skeptical Watcher is distracted... and the attack begins!

Spared from destruction during the fateful invasion, the Watcher soon travels from the ancient city of "Roum" to find shelter in the other once-great cities of man. Along the way he uncovers the invader's true intentions, how they are related to the downfall of mankind, and that release from these captors will come in the most unexpected form of all.

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Series editor Clifford Meth says, "New Classics of the Fantastic will be an essential science fiction library. It will bring back Hugo and Nebula Award winning books that have fallen out of print. Sadly, most award-winning genre titles don't last long on the shelvesâ€"that's a function of space, not quality. So IDW has assembled a list of extraordinary booksâ€"titles that represent the very best selections of the very best authors in science fiction. Robert Silverberg's Nightwings is a genuine must-read for science-fiction fans."

Nightwings features an introduction from author Robert Silverberg, as well as a gorgeous cover by acclaimed painter Michael Parkes, and is edited by Clifford Meth.

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TPB • B&W • 232 pages • 5 3/8" x 8 1/4" • $14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-200-4

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. As a leader in the horror, action, and sci-fi genres, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry including: television's #1 prime time series CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Paramount's Star Trek; Fox's Angel; Hasbro's The Transformers, and the BBC's Doctor Who. IDW's original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. In April 2008, IDW released Michael Recycle, the first title from its new children's book imprint, Worthwhile Books. More information about the company can be found at http://www.idwpublishing.com.

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Tags: idw publishing, new classics of the fantastic, nightwings, robert silverberg

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