Book - Ten Low

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Billed as Firefly meets Dune, Titan Books announce the publication in June of Ten Low, the new sci fi thriller from Stark Holborn...

Press Release

Ten Low is eking out a living at the universe’s edge. An ex-medic, ex-con, desperate to escape her memories of the war, she still hasn’t learnt that no good deed goes unpunished.

Attempting to atone for her sins, she pulls a teenage girl from a crashed lifecraft. But Gabriella Ortiz is no ordinary girl – she is a genetically-engineered super soldier and decorated General, part of the army that kept Ten prisoner. Worse, Ten realises the crash was an assassination attempt, and that someone wants Ortiz dead...

To get the General off-world, they must cross the moon’s lawless wastes, face military hit squads, savage bandits, organ sharks and good old-fashioned treachery. But as they race to safety, something else waits in the darkness. Something ancient and patient. Something that knows exactly who she is, and what she is really running from.

Firefly meets Becky Chambers' Wayfarers and Dune in this breakneck race to escape across an alien moon thriving with aliens and criminals from one of the most exciting voices emerging from the genre; Ten Low is an intelligent and action-packed contemporary science fiction adventure and a perfect summer read for those who want to escape beyond the stars this year.


Stark Holborn is a novelist, games writer, film reviewer, and the author of Nunslinger and Triggernometry and has worked on games and interactive fiction such as Shadow of Doubt (Colepowered Games) and Mars 2020 (BBC). Stark lives in the South West UK. You can find Stark on twitter @starkholborn.

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Titan Books releases Ten Low by Stark Holborn on 1st June

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