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Nophek Gloss

Nophek Gloss

‘AN EXCEPTIONAL DEBUT . . . READS LIKE A BECKY CHAMBERS NOVEL CROSSED WITH FIREFLY’ Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

‘A SUCKER PUNCH TO THE SENSES . . . A KILLER STORY WITH REAL HEART AND SOUL’ Alastair Reynolds

When a young man’s planet is destroyed, he sets out on a single-minded quest for revenge across the galaxy in Nophek Gloss, the first book in this highly imaginative new space opera trilogy by debut author Essa Hansen.

Caiden’s planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his own plans.

He vows to do anything it takes to get revenge on the slavers who murdered his people and took away his home. To destroy their regime, he must infiltrate and dismantle them from the inside, or die trying.

Enter a universe of daring space battles and impossible technology, a world where planets can be destroyed in the blink of an eye, and where the galaxy’s most valuable substance – nophek gloss – is in the hands of one young man who will tear it all down.

From one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction comes Nophek Gloss – an action-packed space adventure perfect for fans of Star Wars, Children of Time and A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

Gripping and inventive, Nophek Gloss will delight even as it breaks your heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe, award-winning author of Velocity Weapon

‘A strong, rollercoaster of a debut’ Gareth L. Powell, author of The Embers of War

Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action‘ Rob Boffard, author of Adrift
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 17th November 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356515571

Reviews

Bursting with strange characters and powerful SF action
Rob Boffard, author of ADRIFT
Gripping and inventive, NOPHEK GLOSS will delight even as it breaks your heart
Megan E. O'Keefe, award-winning author of VELOCITY WEAPON
A strong, rollercoaster of a debut
Gareth L. Powell, author of THE EMBERS OF WAR
An exceptional debut - one of the best I've read in years. The sheer imagination in this book is staggering . . . Reads like a Becky Chambers novel crossed with Firefly . . . With her first novel, Essa Hansen establishes herself as a force in the world of science fiction
Michael Mammay, author of PLANETSIDE
A compelling sf story that will draw in and hold readers until the very last page ... Hansen's marvellous debut is a fast-paced, action-filled ride through the multiverse, introducing a complex found family of gender- and neurodiverse characters.
LIBRARY JOURNAL
A revenge plot leads mechanic Caiden across a multiverse populated by a colourful array of humanoid species in Hansen's wonderfully inventive debut . . . Space opera fans will be eager for the next instalment
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Nophek Gloss is a sucker-punch to the senses, a delicious and delirious head-trip into an intricate, vivid and psychedelic cosmos of nested universes, exotic tech and gorgeously strange characters. Best of all, though, it's wrapped around a killer story with real heart and soul.
Alastair Reynolds, author of REVENGER
The Graven Trilogy kicks off with heart-rending loss, traumatic memories, fast-paced action, and stunning scientific concepts, with mercantile and political intrigues spanning manifold universes. Fans of Alastair Reynolds and Megan E. O'Keefe will want to try this
BOOKLIST
A far-flung kaleidoscope of stunning imagination, superb characters and truly alien aliens. This is space opera firing on all cylinders, and a must-read
Jeremy Szal, author of STORMBLOOD