It’s somehow the middle of summer already, and that means I’m coming up fast on the launch of my new standalone novella, To Be Taught, If Fortunate. It’s a love letter to science and space travel, told through a crew of astronauts conducting an ecological survey of a planetary system fourteen light years from Earth. It’s full of beautiful things and troubling things and big questions and little wonders. This pint-size book is the closest thing I’ve ever written to home, in terms of distance, time, and...well, me. I hope you’ll check it out. (And as for the biggest Big Question in there: yeah, I really do want to know your answer.)
If you like free stuff and are a UK resident over the age of 16, the team at Hodder & Stoughton has cooked up something pretty cool. Use this link right here to pre-order by August 7, and they’ll send you a travel journal to document your scientific travels through the Zhenyi system.
For everybody who is not a resident of the UK, pre-order links for the respective US and UK editions can be found right here.