Hunger Makes the Wolf

Hunger Makes the Wolf

by Alex Wells

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This thrilling sci-fi Western features “a dash of Dune, a bit of Fury Road, and a whole lot of badass female characters (Emma Maree Urquhart, author of Dragon Tamers)

The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the company with the absolute monopoly on interstellar travel. Hob landed there ten years ago, a penniless orphan left behind by a rift ship. She was taken in by Nick Ravani and quickly became a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves.
Ten years later, she discovers that the body of Nick’s brother out in the dunes. Worse, his daughter is missing, taken by shady beings called the Weathermen. But there are greater mysteries to be discovered—both about Hob and the strange planet she calls home.

File UnderScience Fiction [ Road of Fury | Hob’s Angels | Ghost on the Highway | The Weatherman Says ]

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

While the backdrop may be arid and dusty, Alex Well’s debut is lush with ideas, characters and invention. A story of chosen families, the different battlefields we choose and that are chosen for us and what it means to be more or less than human, Hunger Makes The Wolf does the near impossible; takes a sub genre that was looking largely played out and uses it as the foundation stone for something new, rich and strange.”
– Winner of The Kitschies’ Golden Tentacle Award for Best Debut 2017

“Gritty and engrossing, I definitely want Hob on my side when the revolution comes.”
– Mur Lafferty, John W Campbell Award-winning author of The Shambling Guide to New York City

“It has a wonderful weird west vibe and some of the phrasing is simply delicious. Hob is a wonderful character to follow – hers is a solid journey and I got a bit choked up when Hob stood up for what she wanted. Alex crafts a host of fascinating characters here – the Weathermen, the Bone Collector – and I reckon you’re going to love their adventures.”
– E Catherine Tobler, author of the Folley & Mallory Adventures

“Take a dash of Dune, a bit of Fury Road, and a whole lot of badass female characters and you’ve got Hunger Makes the Wolf – a really, really bloody awesome debut from Alex Wells.”
– Emma Maree Urquhart, author of Dragon Tamers

“This thing drips with tension – between characters, within the story itself – that makes it impossible to put down. I needed to know what would happen next, what would Hob do. Tanegawa’s World may be a desolate and uninviting terrain, but it provides fertile ground for the characters,who truly blossom on the page.”
– Shana DuBois for B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“It’s a science fiction Western thriller, and it is great, and I’m really, intensely, eagerly looking forward to the sequel. This is the sort of thing I really like. UP WITH THIS SORT OF THING.”
– Liz Bourke, for

Hunger Makes the Wolf is an exhilarating ride that makes you think, with characters who practically demand rereading. If you care about genre, or labor rights, or female friendships, or having a really good time with a book, read it.”
– Strange Horizons

“A fast, fun, enormously compelling science fiction novel in the ’space western planetary opera’ mode.”
– Locus

Library Journal

TranRifts Inc. controls all interstellar travel, and its businesses stretch far and wide. On the planet called Tanegawa's World, the company is in charge, but not everyone who lives there is a company man, or woman. Hob arrived ten years ago, an orphan left behind by a rift ship. Taken in by Nick Ravani, she grows up as part of his gang of mercenaries known as the Ghost Wolves. When Hob and the crew discover a dead man in the desert, they are angered to find it is Nick's brother, Phil. Even worse, they learn that his daughter, Mags, has been taken by the company elite and their mysterious Weathermen, who hunt down "witches," people who exhibit strange powers. Hob possesses some of those abilities but has kept them hidden. Yet in the wake of continued company-sponsored hunts, she must learn to take control of her power and help her crew and the towns under control of the company. VERDICT Obvious parallels to Frank Herbert's Dune will draw readers into this action-packed tale of tyranny and rebellion, but Wells's character developments take the plot in new directions, leaving the possibility of a sequel.—KC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857666444
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Ghost Wolves , #1
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 481,594
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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