Barbary Station Publishes in December 2017!

This is the year! Wow.

Some of you have asked "Why is it so far awaaaay?" It's a long time to anticipate a book one is super curious about. Saga Press has the cover ready early and we wanted to share it. It is that cool.

Also, Saga Press is a small, progressive, delightful tentacle of the Simon & Schuster kraken. It's the opposite of Threshold Editions, the Simon & Schuster tentacle which is publishing that racist misogynist's book. Since Saga is small, it didn't have a 2016 spot for a sci fi novel by an author nobody's heard of.

That's fine with me, for lots of reasons! Mainly, I've been messing with this story since 2013. What's eleven more months?

While we wait, here's a monthly reading list of 2017 books that look stellar:

  • January: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty (human clone murder mystery IN SPACE)
  • February: The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley (revenge, rebels, rotting spaceships, and a war for supremacy in a dying legion of starships)
  • March: Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells (modern desert cyberpunk)
  • April: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Cold War era Lovecraftian homecoming story)  
  • May: Behind the Mask by many great writers (anthology of stories about superheroes' everyday lives)
  • June: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee (spoiler for first book? Ghost possession in space)
  • July: Amatka by Karin Tidbeck (dystopian researcher love story)
  • August: Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (what is Darrow up to now??)
  • September: Autonomous by Analee Newitz ("features a rakish female pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine")
  • October: Above the Timberline by Greg Manchess (artbook/novel thing with polar bear beasts of burden)
  • November: Valiant Dust by Richard Baker (military sci fi with a Kashmiri hero)
  • December: Barbary Station!! (Yeah, you can pre-order on Amazon. That is a link I made.)
R. E. Stearns