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Gollancz Science Fiction HB April £14.99 320pp 978 1 473 21478 1 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 21480 4 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 17550 6 / 10 hrs

SAM PETERS From Distant Stars

The sequel to From Darkest Skies, a high concept science fiction thriller.

Keon Rause has finally put the ghost of his dead wife behind him. Now he’s trying to return to his old job as FBI agent on a distant colony planet. But someone impossible is killing in a pattern, and Keon’s investigation might lead him to uncomfortable truths about his wife . . .

sam Peters is a mathematician, part-time gentleperson adventurer and occasional screenwriter. Inspirations include Dennis Potter, Mary Doria Russell, Lynda La Plante, Neal Stephenson, and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Gollancz Science Fiction HB May £20.00 / £16.99 432pp 978 1 473 21721 8 / 978 1 473 21722 5 eBook: £10.99 / 978 1 473 21724 9 Audio: £25.00 / 978 1 409 16582 8 / 13 hrs

STEPHEN BAXTER Xeelee: Redemption

The Xeelee are back for the last time . . .

Michael Poole finds himself in a very strange landscape . . . the centre of the Galaxy where the Xeelee have built an immense structure. The Belt has a radius ten thousand times Earth’s orbital distance. It is a light year in circumference and rotates at near lightspeed.

The purpose of the Belt is to preserve a community of Xeelee into the very far future, when they will be able to tap dark energy, a universe-spanning antigravity field, for their own purposes. But it has attracted populations of lesser species. And Poole, at last, finds the Xeelee who led the destruction of Earth . . .

stephen baxter is the pre-eminent science fiction writer of his generation. Published around the world he has won major awards in the UK, US, Germany and Japan.

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