A String of Murders, a Religious Cult, and Strange Fungi: Announcing The Subjugate, by Amanda Bridgeman


Australian writer Amanda Bridgeman made a splash in the world of sci-fi self-publishing with the Aurora series, the third volume of which, Aurora: Meridan, was nominated for the Aurealis Award, honoring the best SF by Australian genre writers. Her success drew the attention of Angry Robot Books, and today we’re announcing that they plan to publish her next novel, near-future thriller The Subjugate, this fall.

Below you’ll find the official summary as well as the cover art, the work of designer Lee Gibbons and Mauritius Images. Then, click here to read Amanda’s guest post, in which she considers other books that blur the line between crime novels and science fiction.

Two troubled homicide detectives race to find a serial killer in a town filled with surgically reformed murderers, in this captivating near-future SF thriller.

In a small religious community rocked by a spree of shocking murders, Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville find themselves surrounded by suspects. The Children of Christ have a tight grip on their people, and the Solme Complex neurally edit violent criminals—Subjugates—into placid servants called Serenes. In a town where purity and sin, temptation and repression live side by side, everyone has a motive.

But as the bodies mount up, the frustrated detectives begin to crack under the pressure: their demons are coming to light, and who knows where that blurred line between man and monster truly lies.


Preorder The Subjugate, available November 6, 2018

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