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Good afternoon, book folks! We’ve got the best Monday news! If you loved Derek Künsken’s incredible, imaginative and highly-ambitious novel, The Quantum Magician, then this news is just for you! 

The Quantum Garden, the hotly anticipated sequel to Derek Künsken’s award-nominated debut (the critically-acclaimed, best-selling The Quantum Magician) is set to be released this October, and we cannot wait to have it in our hands. 

The Quantum Garden follows Belisarius, the genetically modified con-man we all have come to love on yet another mission — and this time, it’s personal. 

Out from Solaris in October 2019, Künsken’s The Quantum Garden will have you completely enthralled yet again. 

Read on for more about the The Quantum Garden and get ready for the chase…

Derek Künsken


Days ago, Belisarius pulled off the most audacious con job in history. He’s rich, he’s back with the love of his life, and best of all, he has the Time Gates, arguably the most valuable things in existence. Nothing could spoil this…

…except the utter destruction of his people and the world they live on. To save them, he has to make a new deal with the boss he just double-crossed, to travel back in time and work his quantum magic once again, tracking down the source of the wormholes. 

If he can avoid detection, dodge paradox and stay ahead of the eerie, relentless Scarecrow, he might just get back to his own time alive. 

About the Author:

Derek Künsken’s 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. The Canadian-based author’s work has been translated into French and Mandarin. 


·     “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

·     “Technology changes us—even our bodies—in fundamental ways, and Kunsken handles this wonderfully.”
Cixin Liu

·     “It’s a boldly ambitious debut, and Kunsken proves more than able to realise his vision.” SFX Magazine

·     “I read the novel rapidly and with pleasure.”
Adam Roberts, Locus Magazine

“I thoroughly enjoyed Kunsken’s take on our collective future in space. I’m looking forward to more of his full-length works.”
Benoit Chartier, The Ottawa Review Of Books