PUBLISHER: Titan Books
PUBLISHED: June 2021
“The future of space westerns, TEN LOW showed me the most vibrant desert world since DUNE. A stunning blend of pulp and literary exploration leaves the old guard masters in the dust.” – Alex White, author of Alien: Into Charybdis and The Salvagers Trilogy
Ten Low (her name is her sentence) is an ex-army medic, one of many convicts eking out a living at the universe’s edge. She’s desperate to escape her memories of the interstellar war, and the crimes she committed.
Trouble, however, seems to follow wherever she goes. One night, attempting to atone for her sins, she pulls a teenage girl – the sole survivor – from the wreck of a spaceship. But Gabriella Ortiz is no ordinary girl. The result of a military genetics programme, she is a decorated Army General from the opposing side of the war to Ten. Worse, Ten realises the crash was an assassination attempt, and that someone wants Ortiz dead…
Although at odds in every way, the pair strike an uneasy deal to smuggle the General offworld. Their road won’t be easy: they must cross the moon’s lawless wastes, facing military hit squads, bandits and the one-eyed leader of an all-female road gang, in a frantic race to get the General to safety. But something else waits in the darkness at the universe’s edge. Something that threatens to reveal Ten’s worst nightmare: the truth of who she really is and what she is running from.
“A fantastic, punchy SF action story, full of blood and grit and bitter pasts” – Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of Children of Time, Dogs of War and many more.
“I loved this from beginning to end. There are furious fight-scenes, down-and-dirty characters and incredible world-building. Stark Holborn grabs you by the throat on page one and never lets you go!” – Cavan Scott, bestselling and award-winning author
“Combining the taut characterisation and clever wit of Stark Holborn’s spectacular Westerns with some splendidly inclusive and innovative sci-fi, this is a wonderful fusion of Firefly and Joanna Russ, with a Ennio Morricone soundtrack”. – Joanne Harris, best-selling author of Chocolat, The Gospel of Loki and many more
Publisher: Titan Books
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