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Two more books confirmed for the Quantum Evolution series

Two more books confirmed for the Quantum Evolution series

Calling all Derek Künsken fans, we are very excited to confirm that the Quantum Evolution series will in fact be a quartet! The third instalment titled The Quantum War will be out from Solaris in autumn 2021, followed by a fourth book The Quantum Temple in 2023.

Derek discusses the upcoming novels with Paul Semel in an interview:

“I’ve been working through my thoughts on The Quantum Evolution series, and think that the third book will be The Quantum War, which will be about the Congregate-Union war and the nature of the involvement of the Homo quantus. It should be out in 2021.

The (previously unmentioned) fourth novel would be The Quantum Temple,and will be the story focusing on the Homo quantus exploration of the permanent wormhole network that humanity has discovered, and Belisarius’ quest to resurrect the Hortus quantus.”

[https://paulsemel.com/exclusive-interview-the-house-of-styx-author-derek-kunsken/]

We are also delighted to also be publishing the novella Pollen from a Future Harvest by Derek, in 2021, along with more exciting short fiction in the next few years.

But until then, get ready for The House of Styx, the start of a brand new series, Venus Ascendant, set in the clouds of Venus 250 years before The Quantum Magician.

Out in eBook August 20th (and hardback April 2021) pre-order The House of Styx with Rebellion Publishing and receive The Science Behind the Quantum Magician for free; an article revealing the scientific thinking behind the Quantum Evolution books.

The sequel, The House of Saints, will be coming out in 2022.

Pre-order The House of Styx eBook with free article

Need to catch up with the Quantum Evolution series? You can currently get the series for just 2.98 on Kindle!

For press and review enquiries please contact Hanna Waigh, Fiction – PR & Marketing Manager: hanna.waigh@rebellion.co.uk.

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Cover reveal: The House of Styx by Derek Künsken

We are thrilled to share the cover for The House of Styx, the first in a new blockbuster science fiction series by Derek Künsken, publishing in eBook August 2020 and hardback April 2021.

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

In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind’s hold on the planet is fragile and they spend most of their days simply surviving.

But Venus carries its own secrets, too. In the depths, there is a wind that shouldn’t exist.

And the House of Styx wants to harness it. 

Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with street children and refugees in Latin America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and, most importantly, taught his son about super-heroes and science. His short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and multiple times in Asimov’s Science Fiction. His stories have been adapted into audio podcasts, reprinted in various Year’s Best anthologies, and translated into multiple languages. They have also been short-listed for various awards, and won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award in 2013. He tweets from @derekkunsken, blogs at BlackGate.com, and makes his internet home at DerekKunsken.com

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IT TAKES A KIND OF MAGIC TO GET TO A NEW YEAR…

It’s only one of this year’s most incredible start to a new series! The Quantum Magician, by Derek Kunsken, is on offer today! Ocean’s 11 meets Iain M. Banks in this deliciously twisty hard-SF heist…and whatever your plans for the new year are, you don’t want to miss out on this one! 

For those of us bookworms that will be bringing the new year in with a book in hand, this is a perfect read! 

Check out The Quantum Magician:
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2ND SERIALIZATION OF THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN ANNOUNCED!

Solaris’ upcoming 2018 novel, The Quantum Magician by debut author Derek Künsken, is getting additional international attention. Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine, the oldest English-language science fiction magazine in the world, will be serializing The Quantum Magician for its fans starting in the January/February, 2018 issue, and running through to the May/June 2018 issue.

Analog includes a long list of contributors like Catherine Asaro, Harry Turtledove, Poul Anderson, Joe Haldeman and many other luminaries under its previous name, Astounding Magazine. Analog has also been the first publisher of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, Hal Clement’s Mission of Gravity, George R. R. Martin’s Dying of the Light, and Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Editor-in-Chief Jon Oliver had this to say:

The Quantum Magician is an exciting space adventure with science at its core. We’re delighted to have worked with Trevor Quachri at Analog to bring Derek’s debut novel to tens of thousands of additional readers.”

Trevor Quachri commented:

The Quantum Magician is set in the same universe as Derek’s Persephone Descending, which appeared in our November, 2014 issue of Analog, as well as stories published in Analog’s sister magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction. We love Derek’s worldbuilding, and this hard SF heist story is a great fit for Analog.”

The Quantum Magician will be published by Solaris in October 2018. 

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The Quantum Magician
by Derek Künsken

Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he’ll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution.

“With its audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity, The Quantum Magician is a pleasure to read.” – Yoon Ha Lee

About the author

Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with street children and refugees in Latin America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and, most importantly, taught his son about super-heroes and science. His short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and multiple times in Asimov’s Science Fiction. His stories have been adapted into audio podcasts, reprinted in various Year’s Best anthologies, and translated into multiple languages. They have also been short-listed for various awards, and won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award in 2013. He tweets from @derekkunsken, blogs at BlackGate.com, and makes his internet home at DerekKunsken.com.

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THE QUANTUM MAGICIAN TO BE SERIALIZED IN CHINESE PUBLICATION!

Solaris Books’ upcoming 2018 novel The Quantum Magician by debut author Derek Künsken, which we announced a few months ago, is making waves in the international market and we couldn’t be more thrilled! SFWorld, one of the largest science fiction publishers in China and the world, will be publishing The Quantum Magician first in magazine serialization and then in book form. 

To celebrate his upcoming novel and acclaimed short fiction already published by SFWorld, Derek will be a guest of honour at the 4th International Science Fiction Conference in Chengdu, China in November 2017. He’ll join other science fiction literary luminaries, such as Robert J. Sawyer, Michael Swanwick, Cat Rambo and Mike Resnick at the conference. 

Editor-in-Chief of Solaris, Jon Oliver had this to say: 

The Quantum Magician is a vast adventure and hard SF at its best. We’re absolutely delighted with the attention that it’s receiving internationally, and Derek’s work will be a wonderful ambassador of English-language science fiction in China this fall.”

Derek Künsken commented: 

“I’m humbled by this invitation and can’t wait to share The Quantum Magician with Chinese readers. One of the reasons I’ve always loved science fiction is because of how we can explore questions relevant to all humanity, and break down global barriers. 

Solaris is excited that this debut author’s work is causing such a splash. Künsken is a writer of immense talent and imagination and The Quantum Magician is a truly first-class debut from an imprint that is quickly gaining a reputation for publishing the best and brightest new names in genre fiction.  

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The Quantum Magician
by Derek Künsken

Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he’ll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution.

“With its audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity, The Quantum Magician is a pleasure to read.” – Yoon Ha Lee

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About the author

Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with street children and refugees in Latin America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and, most importantly, taught his son about super-heroes and science. His short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and multiple times in Asimov’s Science Fiction. His stories have been adapted into audio podcasts, reprinted in various Year’s Best anthologies, and translated into multiple languages. They have also been short-listed for various awards, and won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award in 2013. He tweets from @derekkunsken, blogs at BlackGate.com, and makes his internet home at DerekKunsken.com.

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Solaris signs The Quantum Magician

Solaris, the multiple award winning publisher of cutting edge science fiction and fantasy, has signed The Quantum Magician, the breathtaking debut from acclaimed short story writer Derek Künsken.

Künsken, an author of immense talent and imagination, joins Solaris at an exciting time for the Rebellion Publishing imprint, as it celebrates multiple prominent award nominations for its science fiction list.

The Quantum Magician is a truly first-class debut from Solaris – which is quickly gaining a reputation for publishing the best and brightest new names in genre fiction.

Jonathan Oliver said:

“There’s little that brings me more pleasure than reading a knockout SF debut, and Derek has delivered in spades. Not only is this a grand and vast adventure, but The Quantum Magician is also hard SF at its best, asking vital questions about the future of humanity itself.”

Derek Künsken said:

“In The Quantum Magician, I wanted to look at all the humanities we will create. Some new humans will help civilization, some will spiral it backwards, and some will, through no fault of their own, be really good at confidence schemes and heists. Solaris already takes a complex look at space opera futures, so it’s really exciting to work with them.”

The Quantum Magician will be published by Solaris in October 2018.

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The Quantum Magician
by Derek Künsken

Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he’ll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. If he succeeds, he might trigger an interstellar war, but success might also point the way to the next step of Homo quantus evolution.

“With its audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity, The Quantum Magician is a pleasure to read.” – Yoon Ha Lee

 

About the author

Derek Künsken has built genetically engineered viruses, worked with street children and refugees in Latin America, served as a Canadian diplomat, and, most importantly, taught his son about super-heroes and science. His short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and multiple times in Asimov’s Science Fiction. His stories have been adapted into audio podcasts, reprinted in various Year’s Best anthologies, and translated into multiple languages. They have also been short-listed for various awards, and won the Asimov’s Readers’ Award in 2013. He tweets from @derekkunsken, blogs at BlackGate.com, and makes his internet home at DerekKunsken.com.