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An Oath of Dogs

“All of Wendy Wagner’s stories feature a rare and precious element: tremendous heart. An Oath of Dogs is an excellent example of this – with an expansive SFF universe, exploration of philosophy, theology, and issues right at the heart of what it means to colonize a strange world. Wagner’s characters are compelling and true. An Oath of Dogs combines echoes of Vernor Vinge and Sherri S Tepper with Wagner’s own unique vision for the planet of Huginn and those who are trying to survive the planet, and each other.”
Fran Wilde, Andre Norton & Compton Crook-award winning, Nebula Nominated author of Updraft and Cloudbound

When Kate Standish uncovers a corporate conspiracy to commit murder is linked to the deaths of a dozen colonists, she risks her job and her life to uncover the truth.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Colony World | Into the Woods | Leader of the Pack | Woman’s Best Friend ]

Publishing on 04 Jul 2017
SKU: AR9780857666680
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Kate Standish has been on the forest-world of Huginn less than a week and she’s already pretty sure her new company murdered her boss. But the little town of mill workers and farmers is more worried about eco-terrorism and a series of attacks by the bizarre, sentient dogs of this planet, than a death most people would like to believe is an accident. That is, until Kate’s investigation uncovers a conspiracy which threatens them all.


An Oath of Dogs


Wendy N Wagner

Publication date

04 Jul 2017

Cover Art Joey Hi-Fi

4th July 2017 | 9780857666680 | Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99 / CAN $7.99

US Print

4th July 2017 | 9780857666673 | Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 / CAN$10.99

UK Print

6th July 2017 | 9780857666666 | Paperback | RRP £8.99

Goodreads URL Discuss and review An Oath of Dogs

“A compelling tale of corporate intrigue and biology, set on a thoroughly imagined world. Perfect for any fan of eco-science fiction and world building. A really great read.”
Pat Murphy, author of The City, Not Long After and The Falling Woman

“Wagner’s exquisite world-building takes Manifest Destiny to the stars. There’s a dark Romanticism here, and it asks big questions about humanity and the cosmos. An Oath of Dogs is smart, dangerous, and impossible to put down.”
Darin Bradley, author of Totem, Chimpanzee, and Noise

An Oath of Dogs nails the rough-hewn feel of a frontier town, then mixes it up with intergalactic corporate intrigue and alien biology.  It’s like Lake Wobegon mashed up with a Michael Crichton thriller, as unlikely a melding of cultures as the world of Huginn itself, creating a story that mashes massive questions of religion and ethics together with the joy of science and discovery.”
Ferrett Steinmetz, author of the ‘Mancer series

An Oath of Dogs is a welcome exoplanetary colony sci-fi trip riddled with mystery and conspiracy. Wagner paints an immersive world packed with history and an ecosystem that is simultaneously wondrous and terrifying, and fills it with real, deep characters and a haunting yet engaging atmosphere. I didn’t want to leave!”
Jason LaPier, author of the Dome Trilogy

Wendy N. Wagner is a full-time science fiction and fantasy nerd. Her first two novels, Skinwalkers and Starspawn, are set in the world of the Pathfinder role-playing game, and she has written over thirty short stories about monsters, heroes, and unsettling stuff. An avid gamer and gardener, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her very understanding family.

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