I was in San Diego last week for the World Fantasy Convention, and had a great chat with my editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, during which she revealed the cover art for The Helix War, the omnibus of Marseguro and Terra Insegura coming out April 3. And now I share it with you!
The art work is a detail of the Terra Insegura cover by Hugo Award-winning artist Stephan Martiniere.
The back cover reads:
WORLDS AT WAR—
Marseguro, a water world far distant from Earth, is home to a small colony of both unmodifi ed humans and the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modifi ed human DNA. For seventy years the Selkies and the unmodifi ed landlings have dwelled together in peace, safe from pursuit by the current fanatical theocratic rulers of Earth.
But everything changes when Earth discovers Marseguro, and a strike force—with Victor Hansen’s own grandson Richard aboard—is sent to eradicate this abomination.
Though the forces of Earth are equipped with weapons far superior to those of this peaceful, backwater planet, the people of Marseguro are not without resources to fi ght back. Soon it will be hard to determine who has more to fear—those being attacked or the invaders from Earth….
Marseguro won Canada’s prestigious Prix Aurora, and Terra Insegurawas a finalist for this award.
“The settings are well drawn and creative…. The characters possess substance, emotions and realistic motivations…. Most important, the action and surprises keep coming…this book is almost impossible to put down.” —SCI FI Weekly
“Terra Insegura is the perfect balance to Marseguro: you’ve got to read this one if you read the first. It does stand on its own, but why deny yourself the pleasure of the full literary tapestry Edward Willett weaves
with these two?” —SF Scope
So, if you haven’t yet read Marseguro and/or Terra Insegura, you’ve got another chance. And for the same price as just a single paperback, you get two full novels!
At the very least, this will be the thickest fiction book I’ve ever had my name on: it comes in at a whopping 720 pages.