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9th March 2023

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529390520

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Curtis oozes charm and humour in this pacey debut, which will be devoured by fans of Fallout and Firefly TAMSYN MUIR, author of GIDEON THE NINTH

A heartfelt queer romance in a high noon standoff with Earth’s uncertain future, full of love, loss, and laser guns. Perfect for fans of Becky Chambers and Mary Robinette Kowal.

In the distant future, climate change has reduced Earth to a hard-scrabble wasteland. Saints and sinners, lawmakers and sheriffs, gunslingers and horse thieves abound. Folk are as diverse and divided as they’ve ever been – except in their shared suspicions when a stranger comes to town.

One night a ship falls from the sky, bringing the planet’s first visitor in three hundred years.

She’s armed, she’s scared . . . and she’s looking for someone.

‘Delightfully inventive’ Kate Dylan

‘Be prepared to devour this book in one sitting’ Beth Revis

‘A real treat’ Max Gladstone


Tamsyn Muir, NYT bestselling author of The Locked Tomb series
Curtis oozes charm and humour in this pacey debut, which will be devoured by fans of Fallout and Firefly
Kate Dylan, author of Mindwalker
A delightfully inventive sci-fi western. With her debut, Curtis weaves a masterful web of longing, desperation, and intrigue, effortlessly transporting you to a climate-ravaged Earth, where the stakes are high and the body count is even higher. If you liked Firefly, you're going to absolutely love Frontier
Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of llluminae
Smart, bold and so much fun, this is a story both sweeping in its scope, and deeply personal in its stakes. I loved every step of this epic journey - I'm officially a member of the Grace Curtis fan club
Beth Revis, NY Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel
Be prepared to devour this book in one sitting! This story is full of action and adventure, but never forgets its heart as it unravels the mystery of who the Stranger is, what she wants, and how - perhaps - the fate of a much different, futuristic Earth that's fallen rests in her calloused hands. An absolute marvel to behold!
Max Gladstone, Hugo- and Nebula-Award Winning Author
With dry wit and a gunslinger's level eye, Grace Curtis takes us to a New West strange, familiar, and delightful - downtrodden with a gleam of hope amid the tumbleweeds. A real treat
Genre-bending . . . . An adventurous and original space opera that's part queer romance, part sci-fi western . . . The perfect read for fans of Becky Chambers