FORMATS: epub, mobi
PUBLISHED: April 2020
PAGES: 62pp approx
*Nominated for a British Fantasy Award for Best Novella*
“A wild, rollicking and endlessly-surprising tale of low lives and higher mathematics. I loved it!” – Lavie Tidhar, award-winning author of By Force Alone, Unholy Land and Central Station
Triggernometry is a brand-new novella from Nunslinger author Stark Holborn, mixing the grit of the west with a cast of mathematicians from across history, to create a truly unique and unforgettable western adventure.
“I hereby arrest the fugitive “Mad” Malago Browne for murder, arson, robbery and acts of pernicious arithmetic against the Capitol States. Also the fugitive Pierre “Polecat” de Fermat, for sundry of the same.”
In the Western States, it doesn’t pay to count your blessings.
Professor Malago Browne, once the most notorious mathematician in the west, has been trying to leave her outlaw past behind and lead a quiet life. But all of that changes when her former partner – the deadly and capricious Pierre de Fermat – shows up with a proposition of a lifetime.
One last job, one last ride: a heist big enough to escape the tyranny of the Capitol forever.
With a misfit crew of renegade topologists and rebel statisticians, Browne and Fermat prepare to take on the Capitol in the crime of the century. Little do they know the odds are stacked against them…
“A wonderful, fresh concept, brilliantly done” – Joanne Harris, author of The Testament of Loki, The Strawberry Thief, Chocolat & many more
“Totally unique and a veritable jolt to the sheer perversity of the imagination… It’s like Sergio Leone and William Gibson rewriting the Old West with a quantum calculator” – Maxim Jakubowski
“Like Holborn’s previous Western, Nunslinger, the real virtue of Triggernometry is how it ascends past its catchy pulp premise, and uses its charming concept to deliver complex characters dealing with murky moral problems.” – Tor.com
“Punchy, action-packed, and embraces the central gag with winning sincerity” – Fantasy Hive
“A great adventure story where the fastest mind in the west beats the fastest gun.” – Runalong the Shelves
“The author has a real flair for storytelling, populates the world with interesting characters, and colours everything with lively, descriptive prose.” – Parallel Worlds
Triggernometry will be published in Spanish as PLOMO AL CUADRADO by Ediciones El Transbordador. Translation by Manuel de Los Reyes with an introduction by Lavie Tidhar.
Published by: Rattleback Books
Edited by: Jon Oliver
Artwork by: Philip Harris
Publication date: 8th April 2020