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Space Unicorn Blues

“I never knew fairies and unicorns could be so dark. The book throws aside so many tropes and just does whatever the fuck it wants, inventing an entirely new world with new rules, and I am always in support of that.”
– Joe Zieja
, author of the Epic Failure trilogy


A misfit crew race across the galaxy to prevent the genocide of magical creatures, in this unique science fiction debut.


File Under: Science Fiction [ Rocks in Space | Stand Up to Reason | The Human Experiment | Last Unicorn ]

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Available on July 3, 2018.
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Humanity joining the intergalactic community has been a disaster for Bala, the magical creatures of the galaxy: they’ve been exploited, enslaved and ground down for parts. Now the Century Summit is approaching, when humans will be judged by godlike aliens.

When Jenny Perata, disabled Maori shuttle captain, is contracted to take a shipment to the summit, she must enlist half-unicorn Gary Cobalt, whose horn powers faster-than-light travel. But he’s just been released from prison, for murdering the wife of Jenny’s co-pilot, Cowboy Jim… When the Reason regime suddenly enact laws making Bala property, Jenny’s ship becomes the last hope for magic.

Release Date

2018-07-03

Cover Art Lee Gibbons
Ebook

3rd July 2018 | 9780857667823 | epub & mobi | £6.99/$9.99/$10.99

US Print

3rd July 2018 | 9780857667816 | Trade Paperback | $12.99/$15.99

UK Print

5th July 2018 | 9780857667816 | Paperback | £8.99

Goodreads URL Review & Discuss Space Unicorn Blues

“Pure wish fulfilment. That is… assuming you wish to be a down-on-his-luck, half-unicorn space rogue, struggling to reclaim his starship and find his lost horn against an army of human oppressors who hold all the cards.”
G S Denning, author of the Warlock Holmes series

“It was a fun read with an entirely unique concept on a mashup of scifi and fantasy. The spin on the Bala being the key to the expansion of humankind – which then allowed humankind to subjugate the Bala – is the kind of sweet irony that mankind has displayed thousands of times over its history. It was a reminder that not all stories about unicorns have to have them spewing rainbows out of their asses, because sentience, no matter the form, always seems to bring about its own flavor of brutality. I never knew fairies and unicorns could be so dark. The book throws aside so many tropes and just does whatever the fuck it wants, inventing an entirely new world with new rules, and I am always in support of that.”
Joe Zieja, author of the Epic Failure trilogy

“Shut your brain off and go along for the wild ride…Berry deftly creates a diverse and representative universe full of all kinds of magical creatures and humans, a strange, wacky world.”
LA Times 

“Flawless… another must-read from Angry Robot.”
The Fantasy Inn

“This story was wonderfully well written, and it was paced really well. There was always something going on that made it hard to put down, and so I ended up reading it much faster than I anticipated. Well into the wee hours of the night, and well past the end of my lunch break at work.”
Superstar Drifter

TJ BERRY grew up between Repulse Bay, Hong Kong and the New Jersey shore. She has been a political blogger, bakery owner, and spent a disastrous two weeks working in a razor blade factory. TJ co-hosts the Warp Drives Podcast with her husband, in which they explore science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her short fiction has appeared in Pseudopod and PodCastle.    

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