Captain Lana Fiveworlds might be flying with the same motley crew of misfits, but her problems are all-new.
Lana believes that a demanding and difficult client on board her beloved starship - the Gravity Rose - is the sum of her woes. But that was until she has to emergency ditch inside a star system which holds a full range of deadly secrets.
There are the murderous intentions of the local government with its slave-owning aristocracy to contend with, not to mention the ruthless rebels trying to overthrow the regime. And then there's the moon-sized unknown alien vessel that jumps into the system every few centuries, along with the chance to claim untold riches. Or the chance to die, well, really quite horribly.
With Calder, Zeno, Skrat, Polter and the chief still helping Lana, there's the smallest of chances the crew might survive. But as every spacer knows, it's not where you jump into hyperspace that counts. It's only ever where you end up!
ABOUT THE BOOK
'Anomalous Thrust' is the 4th book in Sliding Void series. It's a completely stand-alone adventure, not directly linked to the first three books (although 'Anomalous Thrust' is set chronologically a year after the end of the previous books).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Hunt is the creator of the much-loved 'Far-called' series (Gollancz/Hachette), as well as the 'Jackelian' series, published across the world via HarperCollins alongside their other science fiction authors, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury.
Praise for Stephen Hunt's novels:
'Mr. Hunt takes off at racing speed.'
— THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers.'
- TOM HOLT
'All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.'
- DAILY MAIL
'Compulsive reading for all ages.'
'An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels.'
- THE TIMES
'Studded with invention.'
'To say this book is action packed is almost an understatement… a wonderful escapist yarn!'
'Hunt has packed the story full of intriguing gimmicks… affecting and original.'
- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'A rip-roaring Indiana Jones-style adventure.'
—RT BOOK REVIEWS
'A curious part-future blend.'
- KIRKUS REVIEWS
'Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension.'
- TIME OUT
'A ripping yarn … the story pounds along… constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked… the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun.'
- SFX MAGAZINE