OUT NOW: The House of Styx by Derek Künsken (paperback)!

We’re delighted to be wishing a very happy book birthday to the paperback edition of The House of Styx by Derek Künsken!

Set 250 years before The Quantum Magician, The House of Styx combines science fiction with family saga in a stunning novel of discovery and survival.

Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home.

In the swirling clouds of Venus, George-Étienne and his children are one of a few families of la colonie living on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is deadly for the unprepared or unwary, but the planet’s atmosphere is far from the only threat a family can face.

For the surface of Venus carries its own secrets, too. In the depths, there is a wind that shouldn’t exist. For George-Étienne and the House of Styx, harnessing it may be worth risking all.

“This electrifying planetary adventure features a hardscrabble family that earnestly addresses issues of addiction, gender, sexuality, and disability while surviving storms of all sorts in the hostile clouds of Venus. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A stunning new sci-fi family drama that admirably shoulders the burden of two heavy genres and distills them into an exhilarating and heart-breaking journey of discovery.” – SciFiNow

“Künsken’s vivid worldbuilding is a knockout… This is a must-read.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)