The House of Styx - Venus Ascendant 1 (Hardback)Derek Kunsken (author)
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Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home.
In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind's hold on the planet is fragile and they spend most of their days simply surviving.
But Venus carries its own secrets, too. In the depths, there is a wind that shouldn't exist. And the House of Styx wants to harness it.
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 237 x 159 x 53 mm
"Kunsken's vivid worldbuilding is a knockout... This is a must-read." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review * Publishers Weekly *
The House of Styx is a stunning new sci-fi family drama that admirably shoulders the burden of two heavy genres and distills them into an exhilarating and heart-breaking journey of discovery." -- SciFiNow, 5 star review * SciFiNow *
"Such a wonderful read." -- Locus Magazine -- Adrienne Martini * Locus Magazine *
"This electrifying planetary adventure features a hardscrabble family that earnestly addresses issues of addiction, gender, sexuality, and disability while surviving storms of all sorts in the hostile clouds of Venus. Highly recommended." -- The Library Journal, starred review * The Library Journal *
"Kunsken has, to my mind, already established a place as one of the best pure 'hard science' writers of the current generation, and this book is further evidence of that." -- Rich Horton, Locus Magazine -- Rich Horton * Locus Magazine *
"Sometimes nail-biting and always well-paced, The House of Styx is high concept sci-fi that puts characters first-and succeeds by doing so." -- Aurealis * Aurealis *
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