The Age of Scorpio

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A fast-moving SF thriller set in a uniquely dark future from a new voice in the tradition of Peter F. Hamilton and Richard Morgan

Of all the captains based out of Arclight only Eldon Sloper was desperate enough to agree to a salvage job in Red Space, and now he and his crew are living to regret his desperation. In Red Space the rules are different. Some things work, others don't, it's best to stick close to the Church beacons. Don't get lost, because there's something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric. Long after The Loss, mankind is different. We touch the world via neunonics. We are machines, we are animals, we are hybrids. But some things never change. A Killer is paid to kill, a Thief will steal countless lives. A Clone will find insanity, an Innocent a new horror. The Church knows we have kept our sins. Gavin Smith's stand-alone new science fiction novel is an epic slam-bang ride through a terrifyingly different future.


Gavin Smith is the author of Veteran and War in Heaven.


"Imagine a combination of Alastair Reynolds' cerebral space opera, the mythological fantasy of 2000AD's Slaine and the urban horror of Paul Cornell's London Falling and you might get something close to The Age of Scorpio. An enthralling read. — SFX