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--One of Esquire magazine's 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time

"Solomon debuts with a raw distillation of slavery, feudalism, prison, and religion that kicks like rotgut moonshine . . . Stunning." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She's used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.

Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil war.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781617755880
  • ISBN-10: 1617755885
  • Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 352

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