Well do we have a treat for you this glorious Friday afternoon! If you head over to SF Signal right now you’ll have the chance to see not just one, but two, brand new covers designed by Larry Rostant at Artist Partners.

Both covers are for our shiny new ‘bot Patrick S. Tomlinson, whose debut novel The Ark  – a must for lovers of hard sci-fi – will be released this November. The Ark will be followed by the second in the The Dead Earth Series, Trident’s Forge in May 2016.

Here’s a flavour of what you can expect from Patrick’s first novel:

Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately name the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat.

But when a crewmember goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Bryan finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

Below is a little peek of the cover for The Ark. Click on the image to be taken through to SF Signal for comments from both Patrick and Larry and images of both of the covers in full.

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