So I’ve been working away. In amongst editing anthologies, pitching new ones, working for Locus, recording podcasts, and such, I’ve been working with the team at Tor.com to bring you some pretty exciting novellas and short fiction. The latest one, Impersonations, is a fantastic novel-length adventure by Walter Jon Williams set in his Praxis series. I love Walter’s work and I love this story, which features his longtime hero Caro Sula.
While the book is not coming out till later this year, I’m really excited to see the cover by Jaime Jones revealed by Irene, Lee and the Tor.com team.
Impersonations, A Tale of the Praxis
Having made the unforgivable mistake of winning a war without the proper permission, Captain Caroline Sula has been exiled to Earth, a distant backwater far from the heart of Empire, the sort of place where careers go to die. Sula sees her posting as a chance for an extended vacation amid the rubble of Earth’s long history, but there are parts of her own past she doesn’t want known.
When an old acquaintance shows up on Earth Sula is faced with possible exposure. Then a mysterious warship turns up in her dockyard. Someone is forging evidence that could send her to prison, while another group is rummaging around in her past. And there is an assassin on her trail. Sula has to put all the pieces together before she ends up dead, disgraced, or exposed.
With this novel-length adventure featuring one of his most popular characters, Nebula winner Walter Jon Williams returns to the universe the Praxis in fine style!
(coming from Tor.com, 2016)
James Patrick Kelly said of it:
One of the great space opera series of all time continues with Impersonations. Know however, that this book easily stands on its own with a tight focus on Captain the Lady Sula and her new assignment on Earth. And what a great future Earth this is, at once familiar and deliciously transformed by centuries of domination by the alien Shaa. Mysteries and secrets, murders and natural disasters and above all politics played as a blood sport are all on offer by this masterful writer. Walter Jon Williams owns this genre!
You can order it soon. Below are the other novellas I’ve been working on for Tor.com of late.