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Glory Main by Henry V. O’Neil

GLORY MAIN
Author: Henry V. O’Neil
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: paperback
Genre: Military SF

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For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any cost.

Lieutenant Jander Mortas is fresh out of officer training and new to the war zone but eager to prove himself. There’s just one problem: disaster strikes while he’s traveling to his first assignment. He wakes to find himself marooned on a planet that appears deserted, with the only other survivors: a psychoanalyst, a conscientious objector, and a bitter veteran of a brutal slave-scout detachment. As the group struggles to reach safety on a nearby base, Glory Main, they discover a Sim colony—which could mean their salvation, or their demise.

Thrown together, they must fight the harsh elements, an ever-present enemy, and possibly each other.

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City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

THE CITY OF BRASS
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback
Genre: Epic Fantasy

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Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, and healing—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles. 

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical Marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound. 

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In Shadows We Fall by Devin Madson

IN SHADOWS WE FALL
Author: Devin Madson
Publisher: Cloudburst Books
Format: Paperback, 104 pages
Genre: Fantasy

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Empress Li is out of favour at court. Foreign-born and past her prime, she is to be set aside. But she won’t go quietly. With nothing left to lose, Li will do anything to stop Emperor Lan signing a secret alliance that could tear the empire apart. Yet when her life is threatened, old mistakes come back to haunt her and only a three-year-old boy can change the course of history.

With everything at stake, could an innocent child be the best assassin?

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Interview: Dan Hanks

Featured in the Spotlight today, and pulping his fiction for you so you don’t have to is Dan Hanks, author of the wonderfully enjoyable, Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire.

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To start with, would you like to tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m Dan Hanks, a writer and editor who lives in the Peak District, UK, with my family – and I’m very lucky to be able to say that my debut novel was out in September, 2020. Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire is my take on the old school Indiana Jones style adventures I grew up obsessing over. I actually studied archaeology because of those films and video games, so it’s really fun to be able to say I’ve now written an archaeology-adjacent book! Although there is admittedly some destruction of archaeology in the story, so it’s not exactly a handbook or anything.

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