A fast moving SF thriller set in a uniquely dark future from a new voice in the tradition of Peter F. Hamilton and Richard Morgan.
Praised by Stephen Baxter and Adam Roberts, reviewed ecstatically by SFX magazine Gavin Smith's first novel VETERAN announced an exciting new voice on the SF scene. WAR IN HEAVEN, set in the same universe followed. Now comes a new stand-alone SF thriller.
Of all the captains based out of Arclight only Eldon Sloper was desperate enough to agree to a salvage job in Red Space. And now he and his crew are living to regret his desperation.
In Red Space the rules are different. Some things work, others don't. Best to stick close to the Church beacons. Don't get lost.
Because there's something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric . . .
Long after The Loss mankind is different. We touch the world via neunonics. We are machines, we are animals, we are hybrids. But some things never change. A Killer is paid to kill, a Thief will steal countless lives. A Clone will find insanity, an Innocent a new horror. The Church knows we have kept our sins.
Gavin Smith's new SF novel is an epic slam-bang ride through a terrifyingly different future.
Gavin Smith lives in Leicester. With a degree in media production and an MA in Medieval History he is the worst person in the world to watch a historical movie with. He may be the best person to write the next book you read if you like your SF cranked up to maximum.
Imagine a combination of Alastair Reynolds' cerebral space opera, the mythological fantasy of 2000AD's Slaine and the urban horror of Paul Cornell's London Falling and you might get something close to The Age of Scorpio. An enthralling read. — SFX