Floating Hotel: a cosy and charming read to escape with (Paperback)
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Floating Hotel: a cosy and charming read to escape with (Paperback)

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Published: 10/04/2025
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'Smart, bold and so much fun . . . I'm officially a member of the Grace Curtis fan club' AMIE KAUFMAN

The Grand Budapest Hotel in space, Floating Hotel is a hopeful story of misfits, rebels and found family, perfect for fans of Becky Chambers, Martha Wells and Aliette de Bodard.

Welcome to the Grand Abeona Hotel: home of the finest food, the sweetest service, and the very best views the galaxy has to offer. Year round it moves from planet to planet, system to system, pampering guests across the furthest reaches of the milky way. The last word in sub-orbital luxury - and a magnet for intrigue. Intrigues such as:

Why are there love poems in the lobby intray?

How many Imperial spies are currently on board?

What is the true purpose of the Problem Solver's conference?

And perhaps most pertinently - who is driving the ship?

At the centre of these mysteries stands Carl, one time stowaway, longtime manager, devoted caretaker to the hotel. It's the love of his life and the only place he's ever called home. But as forces beyond Carl's comprehension converge on the Abeona, he has to face one final question: when is it time to let go?

** AUTHORS LOVE GRACE CURTIS **

'A beautiful novel . . . You will turn every page hoping for one hundred more' HANNAH KANER

'Curtis oozes charm and humour' TAMSYN MUIR

'An absolute marvel' BETH REVIS

'A real treat' MAX GLADSTONE

'Bittersweet and breathtaking' JULES ARBEAUX

'Beautiful and clever, sad and hopeful, subtle and profoundly moving . . . A heartbreak and a hug' CLAIRE NORTH

'If you read one sci-fi novel this year, make it this one' KATE DYLAN

** READERS LOVE FLOATING HOTEL **

'I was completely immersed ' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Made me laugh and tear up and restore a little hope in humanity' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Grace Curtis is a wonderful writer' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Unique and brilliant' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Deliriously divine' Netgalley, Five Stars

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529391688
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

PRAISE FOR GRACE CURTIS

Curtis oozes charm and humour - Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth

Delightfully inventive - Kate Dylan, author of MINDBREAKER

Smart, bold and so much fun . . . I'm officially a member of the Grace Curtis fan club - Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of llluminae

An absolute marvel to behold! - Beth Revis, NY Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel

PRAISE FOR FLOATING HOTEL

A beautiful novel, magnificently told. Floating Hotel is a story of love, gentle rebellion and mystery pulled through a ragtag bunch of outstanding and dangerous misfits who have all found their way to the stars. Curtis is a master of turning the screw of the story tighter with each page as she inexorably takes us through the lives of the characters to the centre of political intrigue and danger. You will turn every page hoping for one hundred more - Hannah Kaner, Sunday Times bestselling author of GODKILLER

This book was a joy to read. It was beautiful and clever, sad and hopeful, subtle and profoundly moving all at once. Grace Curtis has written a novel dripping with humane observation and brilliant craft, weaving together a story that catches you by the heart, even as it pulls you across the galaxy. It is both a heartbreak and a hug in a book; an awesome achievement - Claire North, award-winning author of The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Bittersweet and breathtaking, with evocative prose and a scope that's somehow both intimate and galaxy-spanning, FLOATING HOTEL is like the Abeona itself. It invites you to enjoy its atmospheric and multi-layered story and lovable cast at your leisure-and the deeper you get, the less willing you are to let it go. Grace Curtis has a new fan for life! - Jules Arbeaux, author of Lord of the Empty Isles

A funny, humane, and sneaky novel-Floating Hotel is intricate and welcoming as the Grand Abonea around which it revolves, a treasured space in a treacherous universe. Theirs, I mean. Ours too - Max Gladstone, NYT-Bestselling co-author of This is How You Lose the Time War

Curtis has done it again - delivering a high stakes slice of life novel that's bleeding with heart. The underbelly of the Abeona hotel may be rotting with secrets, but like the guests, you'll be too dazzled by its effortless charm to notice. If you read one sci-fi novel this year, make it this one - Kate Dylan, author of Mindbreaker

When I'm rich I'm booking a tour on the Grand Abeona Hotel. Grace Curtis's ability to populate that wonderful, crumbling old relic with characters you really come to love is absolutely exceptional, and Floating Hotel is a joy from arrival to check-out. Mine's a martini, Carl! - Neil Williamson, author of Queen of Clouds

Quietly incredible - a constellation of lives, each rendered with warmth and wit, building up a picture of connection, sanctuary, and resistance. The kind of book I want to live in - Catriona Silvey, author of Meet Me in Another Life

It is here that Curtis's second novel shines, with the quirky wit of a Wes Anderson film and a deeply grounded and human sense of the importance of found family, this lovable adventure through space seems to be anything other than distant - The National

The sense of place is superb, the characters are wonderful studies of humanity, differences are celebrated, diversity feels established. I found friends with whom I empathised and commiserated. I observed others with sadness, and found hope and jubilation as I got to know those on board. Highly recommended, Floating Hotel is a triumph of observation and deserves to fly - LoveReading

You'll be sucked into the Abeona's world on a sweet, surprisingly sentimental journey across the Milky Way - SFX

Even when the stakes are high, Curtis has a knack for keeping things intimate and understated, peeling back the layers of the novel's scrappy found family. Centering optimism in the face of an increasingly dark universe, this feel-good saga lingers long after it's finished - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Look out for Grace Curtis' Wes Anderson-esque Floating Hotel. - The Bookseller

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“Utterly fantastic!”

Quietly, he said, 'I'd like to stay, please.'
Nina nodded. 'Very well.'

Floating Hotel by Grace Curtis.


This is how the short prologue ends, and it summarises how I felt about this book. I... More

Hardback edition
4 similar books recommended
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“Riveting and beautifully crafted”

I absolutely adored Curtis's first novel Frontier, and was so excited to read this new one. I think Curtis has taken what she accomplished in her first novel and really honed in on it and made a stunning novel.... More

Hardback edition
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Stacey

“Brilliantly intricate”

Step inside the Grand Abeona Hotel, a stunning passenger ship hotel for the wealthy. At least it was in its hay day, now a tired shadow of what it once was, half closed off the the public, understaffed and rundown.... More

Hardback edition
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