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OUT NOW: Pollen From a Future Harvest by Derek Künsken!

We’re incredibly excited to say the third of our Solaris Satellites has launched! Pollen From a Future Harvest by Derek Künsken is out today!

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.

Major Chenesai Okonkwo is an Auditor for the Sub-Saharan Union.

Her mission: to find out if the Sixth Expeditionary Force’s newly discovered time gate has been compromised. Is the Union’s revolutionary discovery already doomed, eleven years in the future?

But there is another, more personal mission. The possible murder of her husband remains unsolved. But are the two things connected? Can she navigate the world of aliens, spies, politics and time paradoxes to find the truth, and save her people’s future?

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OUT NOW: The Recollection by Gareth L. Powell

We’re completely delighted to with an incredibly happy book birthday to our Tenth Anniversary Edition of Gareth L. Powell’s The Recollection!

Looking gorgeous with a striking new cover, this edition celebrates a fan-favourite novel from multi award-winning sci-fi author Gareth L. Powell.

“It is an evil born of war. It is the end of all things.”

Four hundred years ago, Ed and Alice Rico threw themselves through a mysterious portal on the London Underground, hunting for Ed’s lost brother—Alice’s husband—Verne.

Now, starship captain Katherine Abdulov embarks on a desperate race against ruthless rival captain—and her former lover—Victor Luciano, to try and earn back her family’s trust.

Tomorrow, all their lives will be thrown together by disaster, as an ancient evil stirs among the stars, threatening the survival of all life…

“If you read only one space opera this year, it’s got to be The Recollection.” –“The Guardian”

“Stunning, fresh and exciting, great adventure, elegantly strung together.” –“SFReviews.com”

Gareth L. Powell joins the ranks of Reynolds, Banks, Hamilton and others at the forefront of science fiction.” –“SF Book Reviews”

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OUT NOW: The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling by Wayne Santos

It’s an incredibly exciting day as we’re wishing the second of our Solaris Satellites series, The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling by Wayne Santos a happy publication day… or should we say launch day?!

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.

Image featuring paperback copy of The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling by Wayne Santos on an atmospheric background.

Maria is, in no particular order: a concept artist at one of Canada’s biggest videogame studios, the goddess of Mount Makiling in the Philippines, and in love.

And right now, being in love is her biggest problem.

Because when Maria falls in love, tragedy and death follow—and always have. For hundreds of years.

If she wants to break the cycle, it’s going to take everything a goddess, her newly-befriended, anime-obsessed demon-horse, and Canadian national treasure Margaret Atwood have to make it happen.

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OUT NOW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (US)

Today we’re wishing a very happy book birthday to our gorgeous US edition of The Black Coast by Mike Brooks!

Epic world-building at its finest, in an upcoming author’s fantasy debut. The Black Coast is the start of an unmissable series filled with war-dragons, armoured knights, sea-faring raiders, dangerous magic and crowd-pleasing battle scenes.

Paperback copy of The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

War Dragons. Fearsome Raiders. A Daemonic Warlord on the Rise.

When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep’s warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come
in search of a new home . . .

Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive.

“Any fan of epic fantasy will find something to love here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Black Coast has excellent characters and wonderful world-building, with a wealth of interesting cultural collisions. I’m already excited for the next one!” — Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series.

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OUT NOW: Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley

We’re over-the-moon to wish a very happy publication day to Skyward Inn! A thoughtful, literary novel about conflict, identity and community, it offers a fresh new perspective in speculative fiction from critically-acclaimed writer Aliya Whiteley. 

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

Hardback edition of Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley on a colourful background

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?

“Skyward Inn feels like an instant classic of the genre.” — The Guardian

“Intense and consuming writing, constantly challenging expectations.” — Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

“The absolute best kind of philosophical SF, & indisputable inheritor of Le Guin. Aliya Whiteley forces us to confront difficult ideas, but they are important, and will become even more so. Exactly what SF should do.” — Marion Womack, author of The Golden Key

“A powerful and surprising examination of colonialism and its unintended consequences. Highly recommended.” — Helen Marshall, author of The Migration

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OUT NOW: One Day All This Will Be Yours by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Today we’re wishing an extremely happy publication day to One Day All This Will Be Yours!

This bold new novella from award-winning author of Firewalkers, Redemption’s Blade, and Children of Ruin Adrian Tchaikovsky is a brilliantly smart, funny tale of time travel and paradox.

Welcome to the end of time. It’s a perfect day.

Nobody remembers how the Causality War started. Really, there’s no-one to remember, and nothing for them to remember if there were; that’s sort of the point. We were time warriors, and we broke time.

I was the one who ended it. Ended the fighting, tidied up the damage as much as I could.

Then I came here, to the end of it all, and gave myself a mission: to never let it happen again.

“This time-looped dramedy is as funny as it is thought-provoking.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Playing deft games with time, this wryly funny short novel from the author of Children of Time focuses on a war that nobody remembers fighting and a time warrior determined to prevent history from repeating itself.” Waterstones review

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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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OUT NOW: Spec Ops Z by Gavin G. Smith (UK Reissue)!

We’re very excited to be wishing our handsome new reissue of Spec Ops Z by Gavin G. Smith a very happy book birthday! The reissue is a fantastic opportunity for readers to discover, or re-discover, this high-octane world and get to know its Spetznaz squad!

When Vadim Scorlenski and his elite Spetznaz squad are sent to New York at the height of the Cold War, they’re told it’s a ‘training exercise.’ They discover, too late, that the ‘practice’ chemical weapon they’re carrying is all too real. They go to their deaths…

…and awaken to a city overwhelmed by the walking dead, even now spreading across the globe. Somehow holding onto their identities amid the mindless monsters, Scorlenski and his squad of zombie commandos set out to return to Russia.

Someone’s going to pay.

A handsome new re-issue of a high-octane military-SF, as Russian Spetsnaz commandos are turned into zombies in ’80s New York.

“High octane SF adventure with Smith’s trademark twist” — Jamie Sawyer on The Bastard Legion

“An exceptional talent” – Peter F Hamilton

“Pure, unapologetic, full-throttle, action packed awesomeness… Obviously, the author had too much fun.” — The Bookbeard on Spec Ops Z