Today is the official publication date for The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
Moon’s world is populated by many different intelligent species (none of them human), and he has never known which one he belongs to. Orphaned at a young age, he’s wandered from tribe to tribe, hiding a dangerous secret. Like the universally hated Fell, whose only aims are slaughter and conquest, Moon can fly–which leads to predictably violent cases of mistaken identity. When he does find his own people, the Raksura, life doesn’t get any easier, since their internal politics are vicious, and they too are in imminent danger from the Fell. Cue hairsbreadth escapes and feats of derring-do, as Moon helps his new family evacuate their doomed colony and then rescues a group of kidnapped children. Wells (The Gate of Gods) merrily ignores genre conventions as she spins an exciting adventure around an alien hero who anyone can identify with. –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
From Martha’s post about the journey to see this novel published:
In 2006, even though I had two novels coming out (the paperback edition of The Gate of Gods, and my first Stargate: Atlantis novel Reliquary), three short stories, a non-fiction article, and a reprint I did myself of my first novel which had gone out of print, I was told that my career was pretty much over except for the death throes.
In honor of this book, and of an author who kept the faith, I am giving away two copies. Two chances to win!
#1 Post a comment here on this entry about rediscovering a writer, or about a writer’s work that’s always been a comfort read.
#2 Tweet a link to this blog entry. Must include @arcaedia for me to see. (Example: Happy release day @marthawells1 The Cloud Roads. RT to win a copy from agent @arcaedia. Details: http://bit.ly/dF3W2G)
Winners will chosen at 5pm Thursday 3/17. One entry per person per method.