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OUT NOW: These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohamed!

We’re absolutely thrilled to say These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohamed is out now! It’s the first release in our new Solaris Satellites series, in which we bring brilliant SFF novellas directly from publisher to reader. The Solaris Satellites series brings new, exciting voices to the page, with each novella available in limited signed edition paperback, eBook and audiobook, plus a digital or print season pass giving readers release day access to all three 2021 novellas.

Eva is a survivor.

She’s not sure what she survived, exactly, only that They invaded without warning, killed nearly all of humanity, and relentlessly attack everyone who’s left.

All she can do to stay sane, in the blockaded city that’s no longer home, is keep a journal about her struggle.
Fifty years later, Eva’s words are found by Emerson, a young anthropologist sent to the ruins to study what happened.

The discovery could shed light on the Invasion, turning the unyielding mystery of the short war into a story of hope and defiance.

“Premee Mohamed writes with a joyous velocity that careens through genre-lines, whipping the reader helplessly after her. One of the most exciting voices I’ve heard in a long time.” – John Hornor Jacobs

“One of the most exciting new voices in speculative fiction.” – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Solaris to publish three new novellas by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Following the critical and commercial success of Ironclads, Walking to Aldebaran and Firewalkers, Solaris is delighted to announce the acquisition of three more standalone novellas by the Clarke-Award-winning Adrian Tchaikovsky.

The first novella, One Day All This Will Be Yours, will be released as a limited edition hardback in March 2021, with a further two works scheduled for release in 2022 and 2023.

Fiction Commissioning Editor David Thomas Moore acquired the novellas in a deal with Simon Kavanagh and Oliver Cheetham of the Mic Cheetham Agency.

Adrian Tchaikovsky:

“I’m delighted that Solaris will be publishing another trio of novellas showcasing a variety of dark futures and strange times, following Ironclads, Firewalkers and Walking to Aldebaran. I’ve had a great deal of fun working on this set of books and I’m looking forward to unleashing the new crop of weird ideas.”

David Thomas Moore:

“Adrian’s at the top of his game right now; these novellas are smart, sharp, timely, challenging, engaging and profoundly human. I’m pleased and proud to continue working with him on building a treasury of dangerous futures.”

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.

For review copies, information, or interviews please contact Hanna Waigh, Fiction – PR & Marketing Manager: hanna.waigh@rebellion.co.uk.

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Discover a new Sherlock in A Study In Starlets

Think you know Sherlock Holmes? Think again!

In A Study In Starlets, the latest Holmesian novella from Abaddon (which is available for preorder now), Gini Koch’s Holmes is quite unlike any you’ve ever seen before. She – aha! – is, among other things, based in LA, and solving crimes by trawling Hollywood’s dark underbelly…

‘It’s apt that Gini Koch’s chosen the world of television as the backdrop for her stories,’ says Abaddon chief David Thomas Moore. ‘Gini’s Sherlock is one of those characters you start mentally casting the moment you meet her (Anne Hathaway, if you’re wondering). She’s a true Holmes – insightful, sharp, impatient and unassailably self-righteous – but with a warmth, and a loving wit, that both perfectly complement the character and take you entirely by surprise. A Study in Starlets is a brutal takedown of Hollywood, and an utterly joyous romp.’

Along with her partner Dr. John Watson , she’s just settling in as a consulting detective in hernew home, when notorious reality starlet Irene Adler comes to call, asking for their help solving an extraordinary—and embarrassing—theft.

As a thoroughly smitten Watson closes the door on Adler’s back, TV producers Joey Jackson and Tony Antonelli call on the pair. Their partner, Cliff Camden, has disappeared without a trace on the eve of filming for the new show; rumour has it he’s taken off with their money. The LAPD aren’t interested and Watson has nothing but contempt for the three, but Holmes takes the case.

As they pick their way amongst the grumbling crew, the neurotic actors and the low-level sleaze that permeates the city, it starts to become clear the two cases are connected—when a murder turns everything on its head…

A Study in Starlets is the second of three new novellas following on from the stories in Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, and includes the story “All the Single Ladies.”

A Study In Starlets is out on 11 September.

Preorder now: US|UK