Years after a killer debut, Wesley Chu keeps leveling up. Storytelling that seems so effortless you never see the punches coming.”
– Peter V Brett, NYT-bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series
“The Rise of Io is great ride, and I desperately want a Quasing. The idea of a cosmic cheering section in my own head sounds delightful. Not to mention my Quasing would make me totally boss. Another hit by Wesley Chu."
— Melinda Snodgrass, author of "The Measure of a Man," co-creator of the Wild Cards series
"I'm in awe of this book. Ella Patel is a fantastic, flawed, sympathetic protagonist who pops off the page from the moment you meet her and leads you on a breathtaking adventure that is at once poignant and wondrous."
— Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy winning author of The Grace of Kings
"Ella is a strong protagonist, scrappy & determined. You're going to love her!"
—Laura Lam, author of False Hearts
"Damn, this is a great book. Wesley Chu may have created his best character yet with Ella – a scrappy, savvy street urchin, who he tosses into a world of hidden aliens, political maneuvering, and possible treachery. The Rise of Io is a fun, fast, beautifully written book that grabbed me on page one and didn’t let me go."
— Peter Clines, author of The Fold and the Ex-Heroes series
“A fun, rollicking adventure, with a unique and charming heroine. The Rise of Io
gives us a fresh look at the world of Campbell Award Winner Wes Chu’s witty, action-packed, globe-trotting Tao series.”
— Ramez Naam, author of Nexus and the Philip K Dick Award-winning Apex
"Ella Patel of Crate Town is my favorite kind of hero, a young person struggling to survive on a diet of tough living and petty crime who gets swept up in world-spanning intrigue and danger. Wesley Chu's funny, confident writing never sacrifices good science fiction world-building for the sake of action. While the bullets fly and knife blades flash, Chu also gives us body-jumping aliens and poignant characterizations.
The Rise of Io is a fast and furious ride piloted by an author rising to the top of his field."
— Greg Van Eekhout, author of California Bones
"Wes Chu's meteoric rise to popularity isn't the least bit surprising. He's the freshest voice in science fiction since John Scalzi and James SA Corey, and is leading the charge to revitalize the genre."
— Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops series
"It's like Men in Black and Blade Runner had a baby, and it took over the world."
— Dan Wells, bestselling author of the Partials novels and I Am Not a Serial Killer
"With rich world-building, twisty politics and plot, plus some kick-ass leading ladies, The Rise of Io had everything I look for in sci-fi, and more. I loved this book!"
— Susan Dennard, bestselling author of Truthwitch