Ada Palmer’s debut Too Like the Lightning was one of the most acclaimed SF novels of last year. The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog selected it as one of the Best Novels of 2016, and Rich Horton included it in his 2017 Hugo Nomination list, saying:
A fairly seamless mixture of SF and Fantasy… Too Like the Lightning is set several centuries in the future, in a world divided into “Hives,” cooperative family-like organizations with different strengths. The narrator is Mycroft Canner, who, we slowly learn, is a criminal… but who is also quite engaging, and an important mentor to an amazing child who can bring inanimate things to life. This novel introduces a conflict – a threat to the world’s balance of power – and also intricately sketches the complex background of this future, and introduces a ton of neat characters. Then it stops, which is its main weakness – it is but half a novel. The sequel (Seven Surrenders) is due in March 2017.
Seven Surrenders, the second novel in what’s now being called the Terra Ignota series, arrives in hardcover next week from Tor Books. It is 400 pages. The Will to Battle, the third book in the series, is scheduled to be published December 5, 2017. It is 368 pages. Both books will be priced at $26.99 in hardcover and $12.99 for the digital edition. Read the first four chapters of Too Like the Lightning at Tor.com, and the first two chapters of Seven Surrenders here.