Solaris to publish queer space western by Grace Curtis

Solaris is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Frontier by Grace Curtis, a queer space western for fans of Firefly and The Mandalorian, for publication in Spring 2023.

Three hundred years after most of the human race fled the Ravaged Earth, Captain Kei Marshal is a crewmember on the first ship to attempt a return to the homeworld. When the ship crashes and Kei’s escape pod lands hundreds of miles away from the rest of the wreckage, she must go on a long and dangerous journey through an inhospitable landscape to find her way back to the woman she loves.

North America English Language Rights were acquired by Jim Killen from Zoë Plant at The Bent Agency.

Author Grace Curtis on the acquisition:

“I could not be more stoked about the US release of Frontier. Not only is the cover gorgeous, but I get to work with an actual bona-fide legend in the form of Jim Killen. Plus, my space western is gonna be on sale in the actual west. How cool is that?”

Acquiring Editor Jim Killen:

“Grace Curtis‘s Frontier is a book I loved from the first page. The character, her journey and her story are everything I want in a book. It’s such an incredibly strong and compelling debut novel I’m excited to have it on Rebellion’s list.”

Outside of novels, Grace Curtis mostly makes her living from video games. She’s written for magazines like Eurogamer and Edge, and has a wonderful day job at an indie game publisher called Future Friends. When not writing she can usually be found up a hill somewhere, climbing or hiking or lolling idly in the grass. She lives in Bristol, UK.

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