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Una McCormack returns with The Star of the Sea

2 years ago

Abaddon is heading out on another expedition into Weird Space in 2016’s The Star of the Sea.

The next instalment in the Abaddon space opera series is to be penned by the hugely talented Una McCormack, who returns for her second Weird Space novel. Her first, The Baba Yaga - co-authored with Weird Space creator Eric Brown - was one of the highlights of the Abaddon’s 2015 list. So, it's no surprise that The Star of the Sea looks set to be every inch the equal of its predecessor.

David Thomas Moore said:

The Baba Yaga was a fantastic handover of the series, Eric and Una working together to seamlessly continue the series’ story arc from one writer to the next. Star of the Sea takes us one day further, with the child of two universes taking the humans, and their former enemies the Vetch, into a new future. It’s a rich, wonderful tale.

Una McCormack said:

"I was very glad to be invited back to Weird Space. As I wrote The Baba Yaga, I knew there were further stories I wanted to tell in this universe. I’ve been lucky that the series creator, Eric Brown, and the series editor, David Moore, have given me free rein to explore my own ideas and expand the universe even further. Readers of The Star of the Sea will find some familiar characters from The Baba Yaga, but will also meet some new people, with their own agendas. And I hope there’s enough spacey stuff to satisfy everyone!"

Weird Space: The Star of the Sea will be published by Abaddon in November 2016. Read on for more of that juicy plot-stuff...

Weird Space: The Star of the Sea
by Una McCormack

Its name is Stella Maris, the ‘star of the sea,’ a small world beyond the edge of the human Expansion, where a few men and women – Vetch and human alike – have made their homes. Fleeing persecution or oppression on their own worlds, here they have found peace and plenty, in communion with the otherworldly Weird.

A few weeks ago, that harmony was threatened, when Delia Walker came seeking hope for the future, hunted by her enemies in the Expansion, and went into the portal. Now, impossibly, her daughter has walked out, a grown woman, and demanded passage to the Expansion’s capital.

As more ships land on Stella Maris, bringing an end to the quiet obscurity the settlers have long cherished, a desperate race to carry Cassandra Walker to her destiny, and a resistance against those who would exploit Stella Maris for their own ends.