Stars and Bones:
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Gareth Powell drops you into the action from the first page and then Just. Keeps. Going. This is a pro at the top of his game.
A headlong, visceral plunge into a future equal parts fascinating and terrifying.
A gripping, fast-paced space opera that poses the unique question: what if instead of saving humanity, aliens decided to save the Earth?
Stina Leicht, author of Persephone Station
A grand scale adventure packed with fun banter, snappy prose, and masterful science.
Essa Hansen, author of Nophek Gloss
An interstellar intelligence has a plan for Earth’s future, but is humanity a part of it? Fast-paced and thoughtful, Stars and Bones leaves the reader well-fed with hearty helpings of mystery, suspense, adventure, and terror.
Marina Lostetter, author of Noumenon
Gareth Powell’s Stars and Bones is shocking and beautiful–an electric, epic, and sometimes gruesome look at humanity facing its biggest challenge yet. Powell keeps the pressure on and doesn’t let go. I enjoyed it immensely.
Karen Osborne, author of Architects of Memory
A vividly imagined, propulsive read. Filled with a loveable cast of characters. Powell’s writing creates a rich tapestry of their voices and inner lives. I think readers will be thrilled by this story.
Temi Oh, author of Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
Big ships, big ideas and big emotions. Thrilling space opera which is epic in scope, yet always rooted at the human level, as all the best sci-fi is.
Emma Newman, author of Planetfall
An interstellar collision of massive ideas and startling originality.
Zack Jordan, author of The Last Human
Stars and Bones crafts a future that finds hope in dark places.
Valerie Valdes, author of Chilling Effect
About the Author
Gareth L. Powell was born and raised in Bristol, and his early mentors included Diana Wynne Jones and Helen Dunmore. His novels have twice won the BSFA Award, and been finalists for both the Locus Award in the US and the Seiun Award in Japan. He is probably best known for his acclaimed Embers of War space opera series, which includes the novels Embers of War, Fleet of Knives, and Light of Impossible Stars. He is a popular guest and speaker at conventions and literary events, and can often be found on Twitter @garethlpowell giving free advice to aspiring authors.