A very happy book birthday to The Tales of Catt & Fisher: The Art of the Steal, book three in the After the War series. Edited by Justina Robson, this collection of stories includes work by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Freda Warrington, Juliet E McKenna and K T Davies.
Four new tales of Doctors Catt and Fisher…
Scholars, shopkeepers, collectors… aficionados. Obtainers of rare antiquities; relic hunters who can’t resist a lead, even when it takes them into terrible danger. There’s always an opportunity to be found amid the confusion, in the wake of the terrible Kinslayer War. There’s always a deal to be done, a tomb to open, a precious thing to… obtain.
From encounters with the monstrous Vathesk to exploring new worlds; from wielding great power to do great good, to unearthing dark things best left lost. If you need the experts, if you can find your way to their Cherivell shop, maybe you can hire Doctors Catt and Fisher.
“Robson writes a tense, fast-paced quest adventure… I hope to see more like it.” — Liz Bourke
“If you’re looking for something that celebrates the genre, while working to interrogate and question how that genre works, look no further than Redemption’s Blade.” — Martin Cahill, Tor.com