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The Aleph Extraction

Aboard a notorious gangster’s luxurious starliner, Simon Kovalic and his crew race to steal a mysterious artifact that could shift the balance of the war.


File Under: Science Fiction

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The Galactic Cold War, Book II

Still reeling from a former teammate’s betrayal, Commonwealth operative Simon Kovalic’s band of misfit spies has no time to catch their breath before being sent on another impossible mission: to pull off the daring heist of a quasi-mythical alien artifact from under the nose of the galaxy’s most ruthless gangster, not to mention their cold war rivals, the Illyrican Empire. But Kovalic’s newest recruit, Specialist Addy Sayers, is a volatile ex-con with a mean hair-trigger — can he hold the team together, or will they turn on each other before the job even gets underway?

 

Release Date

2020-05-12

Ebook

12th May 2020 | 9780857668486 | epub & mobi | £6.99/$8.99/$10.99

US Print

12th May 2020 | 9780857668417 | Trade Paperback | $12.99/$15.99

UK Print

12th May 2020 | 9780857668417 | Paperback | £9.99

Goodreads URL Read & Review

“Swap out the old Soviet Union for the Illyrican Empire, the Bayern Corporation for Spectre, and Simon Kovalic’s KO gun for Bond’s trusty Walther PPK and you’ve got yourself one of the most entertaining genre mashups within an astronomical unit.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A twist-laden caper of intrigue and improv filled with dark humour and, uh, surprisingly engaging galactic economics… A wisecracking caper that nevertheless doesn’t skimp on the details and human cost of interstellar war, like John Le Carré meets The Stainless Steel Rat. Moren is one to watch.””
– Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and The Exphoria Code

The Bayern Agenda is exactly the dose of intergalactic espionage you need. Action, humor, and pathos, wrapped up in a plot that Le Carré would be proud of … Moren is one to watch.”
– Eric Scott Fischl, Author of Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show

PRAISE FOR DAN MOREN

“Hypercool. It’s like the Golden Age of sci-fi got an upgrade, with all the big honking space cannons and some desert planet dry humour thrown in for the bargain.”
– John Birmingham, author of the Axis of Time series

“Highly recommended, snarky sci-fi adventure.”
– Joe Zieja, author of Mechanical Failure

“Immersive, intergalactic spy-fi. Moren gives us a Cold War thriller with wormholes and anti-grav fields.”
– John August, screenwriter of Titan A.E. and Big Fish

“The action scenes, both on the ground and in space, show a focus on thoughtful planning and careful pacing. The characterization delves just enough into emotionality to give the characters realism without moving the focus away from fights, intrigue, and spycraft.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A great spy story, with tidbits of science explaining the intergalactic travel and even a hint of romance to come.”
– Booklist

DAN MOREN is a novelist, freelance writer, and prolific podcaster. A former senior editor at Macworld, his work has appeared in the Boston GlobeMacworldPopular Science, Yahoo Tech, and many others. He co-hosts tech podcasts Clockwise and The Rebound, writes and hosts nerdy quiz show Inconceivable!, and appears on the award-winning The Incomparable. Dan lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he plays ultimate frisbee, video, and tabletop games.

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