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April 2019 Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Broken Shadow
Shadowlands Book II
By (author): Jaine Fenn Designed by: Andreas Rocha
9780857668035 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Epic May 21, 2019
$15.99 CAD
Active 5.14 x 7.74 x 1.22 in 432 pages Watkins Media Angry Robot
The sky is falling, and only one dilettante scientist can save the world, in the startling finale of the Shadowlands duology

Rhia Harlyn risks death for science. Accused of heresy for promoting an unorthodox cosmology, she must defend herself, her work and her House alone. If only she could rely on her feckless brother Etyan, transformed through the combination of an occult scientist’s experiments and the harsh rays of the skyland sun. But she knows she cannot. 

When Dej, Etyan’s half-alien lover, finally uncovers Etyan’s dark secret she runs off into the perilous skyland. She is looking for peace in a world that has rejected her; what she discovers instead will change everyone’s lives.  

Meanwhile, overhead, the very stars themselves are shifting. Rhia is about to find herself proved disastrously right… 

File Under: Fantasy [ Unnatural Science | Making Contact | Lost Secrets | Out of Darkness ]

Story Locale: The Shadowlands, a far future fantasy world

Series Overview: An eccentric rogue scientist uncovers critical clues to the origin of the mysterious regions of light and shade of her world, against a web of polictical tensions and a cabal determined to make themselves immortal, at any cost.

Fantasy world in a post-apocalyptic setting with a cabal of scientists slowly rediscovering technology

Jaine is the author of the five novel space opera series, Hidden Empire

Winner of the British Science Fiction Association’s Shorter Fiction Award in 2016

JAINE FENN studied linguistics and astronomy before becoming a full time writer. Her first book, Principles of Angels, started the Hidden Empire series of character-driven space opera novels. She won the BSFA Shorter Fiction Award, and now divides her time between original fiction, teaching creative writing, and writing for tabletop and video games. She lives in Devon.

Author Residence: Hampshire, UK

Author Hometown: Hampshire, UK

Marketing: Sci-fi and media reviews planned.

Full blog tour - articles, interviews, and giveaways - being arranged for March / April 2019.

Posts on the science of the setting, developed in consultation with an active scholar.

Cross-marketing with other fantasy series (Skyfarer, Steal the Sky, Silent Hall, The Buried Life).

Light and shadow-themed swag/promotional materials

Publicity: Comparable to Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun, Carrie Patel and Janny Wurts

Media and online promotion, including SFF blogs and magazines and through our 1000+ street team of bloggers and reviewers of the Robot Army.

Digital ARCs issued worldwide to handpicked reviewers and bloggers through NetGalley. Auto-approved ARCs for booksellers.

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“Fenn has created a fascinating world. I hope to see more of her work.”
– Locus Magazine

“A fast-paced, passionate adventure with a scientist at the heart of it, whose courage stays with you long after the story is over.  Jaine Fenn deserves to be at the top table of British SFF.”
- Paul CornellDoctor Who writer

“Deep worldbuilding, dramatic plots, and courageously stubborn young women”
- BSFA Review

“A strange and evocative world” 
- Gavin Smith, author of

“I love Jaine Fenn’s work!”
- Pat Cadigan, author of Mindplayers

“A fascinating and finely written exploration of the human and the alien.”
– Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

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