Redspace Rising (Hardcover)
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In the far future revenge does not stop with death. For readers of John Scalzi's Old Man's War and Neuromancer by William Gibson.
"From its well-developed cast of characters to its innovative worldbuilding and intriguing plot, Brian Trent has crafted an ingenious masterpiece of military sci-fi.” - Grimdark Magazine
"Trent works in some thought-provoking speculation on the pliability of identity and technology’s ability to change human nature [...] It harkens back to pulp-era SF, and as such will most please readers seeking anything-goes action." - Publisher's Weekly
Harris Alexander Pope is the man who ended the Partisan War on Mars. All he seeks now is solitude and a return to the life that was stolen from him. Yet when he learns that the worst war criminals are hiding in other bodies, he is forced into an interplanetary pursuit.
Teaming up with other survivors eager for their own brand of vengeance, Harris begins to suspect a darker truth:
Maybe what he remembers about the war isn't what happened at all...
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About the Author
Brian Trent’s speculative fiction appears regularly in Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF (winning the 2019 Reader’s Poll Award), Terraform, Daily Science Fiction, Apex (winning the 2013 Story of the Year Reader’s Poll), Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, COSMOS, Galaxy’s Edge, Nature, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Pseudopod, Head of Zeus, and numerous year’s best anthologies. The author of TEN THOUSAND THUNDERS and the RAHOTEP series, he is also a 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award finalist and Writers of the Future winner. Trent lives in New England, where he works as a novelist, screenwriter, and poet. His website and blog are located at www.briantrent.com.
“Once begun, [Redspace Rising] will grip you by the throat—like its soldier protagonist grips his many enemies—and compel you to read it all the way to its jubilant, battered conclusion. And you’ll be very grateful.”
— Locus Magazine
“Redspace Rising is Brian Trent’s intelligent, action-packed science fiction thriller set in a universe where human memory is a tangible commodity which can upend the permanence of death itself. From its well-developed cast of characters to its innovative worldbuilding and intriguing plot, Brian Trent has crafted an ingenious masterpiece of military sci-fi.”
— Grimdark Magazine
"Trent works in some thought-provoking speculation on the pliability of identity and technology’s ability to change human nature [...] It harkens back to pulp-era SF, and as such will most please readers seeking anything-goes action." -- Publisher's Weekly
— Publisher's Weekly
PRAISE FOR BRIAN TRENT:
"Brian Trent is one of our very best new writers and now's the time to start reading him." - Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author
"A remarkable book, showcasing many of Brian Trent’s talents. He has created a believable and fascinating future, visited it with a plot any science fiction writer would be proud to have created, and – most important – populated it with believable, motivated characters. Hats off to the new kid on the science fiction block!" – Mike Resnick, 5-time Hugo Award-winner author (Ten Thousand Thunders)
"Brian Trent layers dazzling future concepts upon Byzantine politics upon cinematic action to create a breathtaking work of science fiction." – Marguerite Reed, author of Archangel (Ten Thousand Thunders)
"Majestic in scope." – Cemetery Dance Online (Ten Thousand Thunders)
"An inherently riveting, deftly crafted and simply compelling read from beginning to end by a master of the science fiction genre." – Midwest Book Review (Ten Thousand Thunders)