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An exuberant space opera that dares us to lose ourselves in battle songs and nonstop action!
A woman who can wield a weapon like a song. A man who can out-think ancient death traps. A pilot who flies her ship like a second skin. To keep the Kettle out of hock, Lahra, Max, and Wheel flout border patrols, salvaging artifacts from dangerous galactic ruins.
But the power in those artifacts threatens the iron-fisted rule of the galaxy’s imperialist overlords, the Vsenk. To protect their dominion, the Vsenk have humbled entire civilizations. They eat ships like the Kettle and her found family for breakfast.
Lahra, Max, and Wheel are each just trying to get home to the lives they lost, but they’ll have to evade space fascists, kick-start a rebellion, and save the galaxy first.
Board the Kettle for a space opera like none you’ve ever read before: an adventure of galactic subterfuge, ancient alien lore, a secret resistance force, lost civilizations, and giant space turtles.
A Note From the Publisher
“This is a rollicking good time.” – Publishers Weekly
“[A] bright and exciting space opera [...] Underwood’s prose is brisk and funny without ever sacrificing his skilled sf world building. Highly recommended for fans of action-packed space opera and anyone else looking for a fun and fast-paced read.” – Booklist, Starred Review
“This is pure space opera, wild and wacky and silly and strange, high-stakes and deeply personal all at once. I could not be happier to have read this book. Recommended for fans of AXIOM by Tim Pratt, TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (the RPG) published by R. Talsorian Games, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel Studios), and KILLJOYS (SYFY Channel)” – Seanan McGuire, author of the October Daye and InCryptid series
“ANNIHILATION ARIA is the found family space opera you've been waiting for.” – Adam Rakunas, Philip K. Dick Award-finalist author of WINDSWEPT and LIKE A BOSS
“Underwood takes us for an intense ride through a cacophony of alien civilizations in conflict. This is an exuberant space opera that dares us to lose ourselves in battle songs and nonstop action. I can't sing its praises enough!” – TJ Berry, author of SPACE UNICORN BLUES and FIVE UNICORN FLUSH.
“Fast, fun, inventive! ANNIHILATION ARIA is a wild, delightful ride for fans of explosive space fantasy like Thor: Ragnarok.” – Valerie Valdes, author of CHILLING EFFECT
“Annihilation Aria is a classic 80s science-fiction novel with all those troublesome sexist bits stripped off. (You want a warrior-princess who battle-sings to defeat her enemies? Sure y'do.) It's got that simplified, pulp, curl-under-the-covers reading that reminds me of being a kid, wolfing down exciting adventures.” – Ferrett Steinmetz, author of AUTOMATIC RELOAD and THE SOL MAJESTIC
“If the characters of The Mummy had been transported onto the Millennium Falcon, ARIA would be the result-a rollicking space opera, both literary and musical, with a diverse cast and strong relationships.” – Gregory A. Wilson, author of THE THIRD SIGN, ICARUS, and GRAYSHADE
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