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ATTENDING ALA? COME TALK TO US! MEET YOON HA LEE! GET SOME SWAAAAG!

Attending the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition this year? So are we! We’re gearing up for a week of being around the most wonderful people you could find anywhere…book people! We can’t wait for the panels, speakers, exhibit hall book-chat and nerdtastic joy at meeting some of our favourite authors! 

And speaking of favourite authors, we’re thrilled to say Yoon Ha Lee will be attending this year’s ALA! All of you SFF and Machineries of Empire fans, this is your chance to get your copies signed, catch Yoon at a panel and share your love for all things Mikodez in person! 

To make sure you don’t miss Yoon’s panel with Cadwell Turnbull, Agnes Gomillio, and moderated by the wonderful Everdeen Mason, check out the details and add it to your schedule for the day

And as if that’s not enough…you can catch Yoon in person at this scheduled ‘Meet the Author’ session in the Autographing area

And of course, we will be in the Exhibitor hall at Booth 3745 all week! 

So make sure to drop by and say hello…we’ve got some seriously excellent things for you! 

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IT’S ONLY THE ‘BEST TRILOGY OF THE DECADE’…AND IT’S ON OFFER!

Friends! Are you in a food coma? You are, aren’t you? Understandable. It’s likely the only thing you’re able to move, if you’re anything like us, is your thumb!

And you don’t need much else to get in on this incredible offer… 

Chill out with the complete Machineries of Empire, the award-winning trilogy by the one and only Yoon Ha Lee!

Highly recommended by us…and many others, don’t miss out on this fantastic offer! 

Buy Ninefox Gambit:
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ALL UNITS BANNER THE DEUCE OF GEARS!! REVENANT GUN IS OUT NOW!

It’s the grand finale and what a finale this is! Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the mind-bending, genre-defining Machineries of Empire series is out and available to order now! 

The award-winning series has brought fans far and wide together to wonder at the incredible worldbuilding, obsess over the heart-stealing characters, and delight at the unapologetic approach of a master storyteller. 

Now with Revenant Gun Yoon Ha Lee brings to a close one of the ‘finest science fiction achievements of the decade‘. As fans, eager readers and absolute lovers of Yoon Ha Lee’s topsy-turvy world, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating the release of this incredible book and the end of an hell of a series.

And if you’re a superfan like us…come hang out with us on Thursday 14th June over on twitter as we celebrate everything excellent about Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire series! There’ll be giveaways, quizzes, fan art, and all sorts! See you there?

REVENANT GUN 
by Yoon Ha Lee

THE STUNNING CONCLUSION TO THE MIND-BENDING SERIES! 

Shuos Jedao is awake…and nothing is as he remembers. He’s a teenager, a cadet—a nobody—in the body of an old man; a general in command of an elite force. And he’s the most feared, and reviled, man in the galaxy. 

Jedao carries orders from Hexarch Nirai Kujen to re-conquer the fractured pieces of the Hexarchate. But he has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general, and the Kel soldiers under his command hate him for a massacre he can’t remember committing. 

Kujen’s friendliness can’t hide the fact that he’s a tyrant. And what’s worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted—by an enemy who knows more about Jedao than he does himself…

Revenant Gun is out now!
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ONLY THE BEST FRIDAY NEWS EVER!! REVENANT GUN IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER!

Bringing to a close one of the most unique, startling and ingenious sci-fi series of the decade, Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun is now available to pre-order!

This award-winning series has gathered fans far and wide and Revenant Gun, the stunning conclusion to this mind-bending series, does not disappoint. 

Revenant Gun is out from Solaris Books in July 2018. 

Read on for more about the book and click the links below to pre-order your copy now.

REVENANT GUN (Machineries of Empire Book 3)
BY YOON HA LEE

Shuos Jedao is awake…

…and nothing is as he remembers. He’s a teenager, a cadet—a nobody—in the body of an old man: a general in command of an elite force. And he’s the most feared, and reviled, man in the galaxy. 

Jedao carries orders from Hexarch Nirai Kujen to re-conquer the fractured pieces of the hexarchate. But he has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general, and the Kel soldiers under his command hate him for a massacre he can’t remember committing. 

Kujen’s friendliness cant hide the fact that he’s a tyrant. And what’s worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted—by an enemy who knows more about Jedao than he does himself…

REVENANT GUN by Yoon Ha Lee is available to pre-order!
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REBELLION ADVENT CALENDAR DAY ELEVEN! NINEFOX GAMBIT IS ON OFFER!

First things first…there’s only ONE MORE WEEK to go until Christmas!! We hope your preparations are going well and as we know it can be hectic, we’ve got something extra special for you for today’s advent calender!  

We’ve put the Hugo, Nebula and Clarke nominated, Locus award-winning Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee on offer for a limited time! It’s the book we’ve all been talking about and if you’ve somehow (how?!) not had a chance to get it it yet, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on it at all before the new year…and the final book in the series comes out! 

This deal won’t be up for long! Get it exclusively from our Ebook store now and dive right into the hexarchate! 

Ninefox Gambit is only 99p!
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YOON HA LEE’S NINEFOX GAMBIT WINS LOCUS AWARD!

We are delighted to say that Yoon Ha Lee’s incredible sci-fi debut, Ninefox Gambit, has won this year’s Locus Award for Best First Novel! 

Against some very stiff competition, Ninefox Gambit has been chosen by a survey of readers as the Best First Novel of 2016-2017 and we couldn’t be more pleased to add this – along with the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke nominations – to Yoon’s list of accolades when we talk about this superb book. 

As if this wasn’t enough, the highly anticipated sequal Raven Stratagem was listed in Amazon’s top 20 SFF books of the year last week, giving us even more reason to celebrate. 

A massive thank you to our readers, and a massive congratulations to Yoon for this brilliant achievement!

Both Ninefox Gambit and Raven Stratagem are available to order now from the links below.

Ninefox Gambit is out now!
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Raven Stratagem is out now!
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JOIN THE FIGHT with our Machineries of Empire quiz

If you’ve picked up Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire series then you know all about the hexarchate Factions waging war in this empire.

And if you’re like us, you’ve been trying to figure out which faction of the hexarchate you might belong to if you were a part of Yoon Ha Lee’s world. 

Well, wonder no more! For fans and newbies alike, we’ve put together this personality quiz to help you figure out, once and for all, where you might stand. 

Are you a wily Shuos, or a loyal Kel? A cultured Andan, or a studious Nirai? Take the test to find out, and download your Faction emblem to show off on social media when you’ve found your Faction!

Pick your colours. Stand by your faction. Join the fight.

Raven Stratagem is out now!
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RAVEN STRATAGEM MAKES AMAZON’S TOP 20!

Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee’s second book in the Machineries of Empire series, has made Amazon’s top 20 SFF books of 2017 and we couldn’t be more pleased! 

As many of you know, Lee’s much-lauded Ninefox Gambit set the SFF community on its head last year, garnering a nomination for the Nebula award, and being shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and the Hugo award. 

Raven Stratagem in turn has been much anticipated by readers far and wide and we at Solaris are ecstatic to see this fabulous book keeping such good company on Amazon’s top 20 list. 

Read on for more about Raven Stratagem and click on the links below to get your copy. 

Raven Stratagem

by Yoon Ha Lee: 

War. Heresy. Madness. 

Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with exotic technologies as a weapon, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris.

Now, General Kel Khiruev’s fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh enemy incursion, has fallen under Jedao’s sway. Only Khiruev’s aide, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, is able to shake off the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao.

The rogue general seems intent on defending the hexarchate, but can Khiruev—or Brezan—trust him? For that matter, can they trust Kel Command, or will their own rulers wipe out the whole swarm to destroy one man?

Raven Stratagem is out now!
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Raven Stratagem is out now!

The day has finally arrived! Finally, Raven Stratagem, the superb sequel to Yoon Ha Lee’s smash hit of the summer in 2016 Ninefox Gambit, is in the wild.

The highly anticipated Raven Stratagem has been garnering rave reviews all over the place, and has been on the receiving end of a huge amount of very well deserved buzz. 

In case you missed it, here’s what you can expect in Raven Stratagem:

Raven Stratagem
by Yoon Ha Lee

War. Heresy. Madness. 

Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with exotic technologies as a weapon, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris.

Now, General Kel Khiruev’s fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh enemy incursion, has fallen under Jedao’s sway. Only Khiruev’s aide, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, is able to shake off the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao.

The rogue general seems intent on defending the hexarchate, but can Khiruev—or Brezan—trust him? For that matter, can they trust Kel Command, or will their own rulers wipe out the whole swarm to destroy one man?

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You can check out a few of the early (raving) reviews right here:

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The Factions: HIGH FACTION RAHAL

Nirai • Andan • Vidona • Shuos • Kel • Liozh

Emblem: The Scrywolf (or “Execution Wolf”)

Motto: Many lenses, one mind

Colors: Gray and bronze

Center of Government: Wolf Hall

The Rahal began as the heptarchate’s magistracy, with broad powers both to investigate crime and to sentence wrongdoers, according to laws decreed by the Liozh councils. They specialize in “ordinary” transgressions rather than heresy, which is the domain of the Vidona. When the Liozh announced their intention to overturn the existing government in favor of a democratic system, the Rahal were one of the factions who revolted. After the Liozh were destroyed for their temerity, the Rahal claimed leadership of the new hexarchate and began to oversee the welfare of common citizens.

Recruitment

Applicants are selected for devotion to the law, excellent memories, and tolerance for a highly communal lifestyle. As cadets, young Rahal learn oratory to interpret the hexarchate’s legal code. Rahal councils, modeled after the old Liozh councils, operate on a consensus basis, and the ability to construct a strong argument and defend it is necessary to survive. The Rahal are also responsible for maintaining the high calendar, not least because the lengths of days on inhabited planets or moons often require localized corrections to accommodate humans’ diurnal cycles. While a Nirai invented the high calendar, it is the Rahal who do the work of keeping it updated. As a result, the Rahal also snap up a large percentage of the hexarchate’s mathematicians.

Technology

The Rahal faction’s greatest innovation is the technique for scrying someone’s dreams for signifier responses. This isn’t quite as good as mind-reading—although there have always been rumors—but it allows Rahal inquisitors to scrape clues out of someone’s subconscious. Up to six inquisitors can join together to strengthen the effect; a full hex is normally reserved for matters of dire urgency. Scrying is not infallible, as some individuals have the ability to mask their signifiers.

The Rahal also maintain swarms of lensmoths, a specialized type of voidmoth that has the effect of correcting the local calendar from any heretical deviations. While useful against minor heresies, major rot knocks them out of alignment quickly. The Rahal insist on keeping them as a symbol of their mission.

Politics

Rahal allies include the Vidona, who suppress heresy, and the Kel, due to a shared belief in community and conservatism. Their relations are also good with the Nirai since both are invested in the mathematics of the hexarchate’s state religion. How well they get along with the Shuos depends on current Shuos leadership; the Rahal acknowledge the importance of the foxes’ role, but are troubled by their ruthlessness.

Rahal Ienora

Magistrate Rahal Ienora recognized early on that requiring everyone to adhere to the high calendar would result in a lot of cranky people on planets and moons with day-cycles that inconveniently failed to conform to an artificial system. She pushed for a compromise that would allow people to live according to local day-cycles and observe specially calculated remembrances that tune their homes to high calendar norms. It’s clunky, but the hexarchate’s citizens are so used to the workaround that most of them don’t think twice about it.

Raven Stratagem is available for pre-order now!
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