Weird Space: The Baba Yaga
Eric Brown & Una McCormack
UK: 9781781083635 | 16 July 2015 | £7.99
US: 9781781083642 | 30 June 2015 | $7.99
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The epic space opera series continues in the latest standalone title in The Weird Space world
The growing threat of the dimension-invading Weird has driven the Expansion government to outright paranoia. Mandatory telepathic testing is introduced, and the colony Braun’s World – following reports of a new Weird portal opening – is destroyed from orbit, at an unimaginable cost in lives.
Delia Walker, a senior analyst in the Expansion’s intelligence bureau and a holdout of the pragmatic old guard, protest the oppressive new policies and is drummed out. Sure there’s a better way, she charters the decrepit freighter the Baba Yaga and heads into the lawless “Satan’s Reach,” following rumours of a world where humans and the Weird live peacefully side by side.
Hunted by the Bureau, Walker, her pilot Yershov, and Fait – a Vetch child stowaway, fleeing slavery – will uncover secrets about both the Weird and the Expansion; secrets that could prevent catastrophic war...
Weird Space series creator Eric Brown takes to the skies for the last time in The Baba Yaga as he hands the helm over to New York Times Bestselling author Una McCormack in the next instalment of the fan-favourite series. McCormack brings her trademark style of balancing fast-paced action with an eerie elegance of prose to Brown’s epic space opera saga in the latest suspense-laden, intergalactic chase. Featuring a progressive and enthralling cast of characters living on the fringe of society in a world where authoritarian powers collide with anarchistic charters, McCormack and Brown have created a modern science fiction classic that will delight both fans of the series and those joining the world for the first time.
About the authors
Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author of novels based on Star Trek and Doctor Who. Her audio plays based on Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 have been produced by Big Finish, and her short fiction has been anthologised by Farah Mendlesohn, Ian Whates, and Gardner Dozois. She has a doctorate in sociology and teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, Matthew, and their daughter, Verity.
Eric Brown is the award-winning author behind a huge cannon of popular SF novels, including Helix, Engineman, Necropath and The Kings of Eternity, as well as many children’s books, radio plays and articles. He is a frequent contributor to The Guardian’s SF book reviews page and his previous novels have received national coverage.