Revealing the cover for Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (paperback)

We are thrilled to reveal the incredible cover for the paperback edition of the critically-acclaimed Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley.

Skyward Inn published in hardcover March 2021 to a multitude of positive reviews, alongside being named The Times SF Book of the Month. We are delighted that this stunning book will be available in paperback January 2022.

Cover design by Dominic Forbes

Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth.

Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita.

But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars.

Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

Did humanity really win the war?

This is Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.