Wed 13 Jul 2011
The bad news is there is a small delay on the release of the third volume of the Twelve Planets, Thief of Lives by Lucy Sussex. But the good news is it went to press today. And the even better news is that we will release the next three volumes of the series all before the end of November.
So here’s some sneak peeks! The cover of Thief of Lives:
And some scoopiness on the contents, the titles of the four short stories:
The Fountain of Justice
The Subject of O
Thief of Lives
In the introduction, Karen Joy Fowler says,
The four stories showcased here could not be more different, one from another, but collectively they constitute an excellent introduction to the talents of the incomparable Lucy Sussex. I can’t imagine the person who would read these and not want to read more.
Pay attention to this woman! Turn these pages! Here be monsters and mysteries and marvels.
And the back cover says of the book:
difﬁcult to talk
lives are fair game?
And what do we really
know about the first chemist?
A story about history, women,
science (and also the demonic); a crime
story, based upon a true crime; a realist satire
of the supposedly sex-savvy; and a story exploring lies,
and the space between the real and the unreal. Welcome to
the worlds of Lucy Sussex, and to her many varied modes.
Pay attention to this woman! Turn these pages! Here
be monsters and mysteries and marvels.
– Karen Joy Fowler
The book can be preordered on its own or as part of the first season’s pass over at the Twelfth Planet Press Web Store.