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Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

Stormblood

Jeremy Szal

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Imprint: Gollancz
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 4 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781473227422

A vibrant, compelling and talented new voice in SFF: alien technology, addictive upgrades, and an ex-soldier determined to protect his family . . .

4 stars out of 5
12 Jun 2020

"a high-octane, galaxy-spanning cyberpunk military space opera with an original premise and a breakneck plot that never lets up"

The novel follows Vakov Fukasawa and his army colleagues as they attempt to integrate themselves back into civilian society while battling their insatiable craving for stormtech. Then someone begins killing the vets one by one, and Fukasawa sets out to investigate. Stormblood boasts gloriously described alien worlds, mammoth starships, exotic weaponry and bizarre extraterrestrials – but Szal doesn’t stint on the human element. Fukasawa’s affection for his old colleagues is touchingly rendered, the perfect foil to the novel’s gung-ho action sequences, and his depiction of addicts in search of a fix is both poignant and powerful.

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