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Crystal Rain

Tobias S. Buckell

Tor Books

A thrilling science fiction tale—now featuring brand-new cover art

Legends say that the forefathers of Nanagada fled a far-off star to their new home. They say that the sky once hummed with metal flying machines and palatial floating cities. But then the Azteca came. Created and driven by cruel, inhuman gods, they swarmed out of the sky in search of sacrificial blood, and worse. To defeat them and their gods, the forefathers burned the sky. The cities and machines fell to the ground, useless.

In the centuries since, Azteca have kept to their side of the mountains in an uneasy truce. But now it has been broken. Only one man can stop their bloodthirsty march: John deBrun. His family scattered, John holds the key to an ancient secret deep in memories lost just before he was dragged unconscious from the sea years ago….

If he can stay alive long enough to uncover them, he might be able to stop the destruction of Nanagada.

Crystal Rain is the first novel by one of science fiction’s newest and most promising talents. Now featuring brand new cover art.

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Praise for Crystal Rain

“Buckell’s debut captures the flavor of Afro-Caribbean culture in the lilting dialog of his characters and in their customs. An original tale with distinctive characters and a fresh approach to worldbuilding, this SF quest belongs in most libraries.”
—Library Journal, starred review

“Crystal Rain conjures a vividly imagined world, spiced with intrigue and adventure that unfolds at a breakneck pace.” —Booklist

“A cracking adventure yarn from an exciting new writer.”
—Cory Doctorow, author of Homeland

“Even non-sci-fi readers will be bowled over.... Violent, poetic, and compulsively readable.” —Maclean’s (Canada)

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  • Tobias S. Buckell

  • TOBIAS S. BUCKELL is a New York Times bestselling author whose books and short stories have been translated around the world. His other novels include Ragamuffin, Sly Mongoose, Hurricane Fever, Arctic Rising, and Halo: Evolutions. Buckell hails from the Caribbean, where as a child he lived on boats in Grenada and the British and US Virgin Islands. When he was a teenager, a series of hurricanes destroyed the boat his family was living on and they moved to Ohio, where he still lives today with his wife and daughters.

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