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Antimatter Blues

A Mickey7 Novel

Published by Solaris
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The thrilling follow-up to Mickey7, soon to be a major motion picture by Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon-Ho.

Summer has come to Niflheim. The lichens are growing, the six-winged bat-things are chirping, and much to his own surprise, Mickey Barnes is still alive—that last part thanks almost entirely to the fact that Commander Marshall believes that the colony’s creeper neighbors are holding an antimatter bomb, and that Mickey is the only one who’s keeping them from using it. Mickey’s just another colonist now. Instead of cleaning out the reactor core, he spends his time these days cleaning out the rabbit hutches. It’s not a bad life.

It’s not going to last.

It may be sunny now, but winter is coming. The antimatter that fuels the colony is running low, and Marshall wants his bomb back. If Mickey agrees to retrieve it, he’ll be giving up the only thing that’s kept his head off of the chopping block. If he refuses, he might doom the entire colony. Meanwhile, the creepers have their own worries, and they’re not going to surrender the bomb without getting something in return. Once again, Mickey finds the fate of two species resting in his hands. If something goes wrong this time, though, he won’t be coming back.

About The Author

Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and three beautiful but terrifying daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of venues, ranging from Louisiana Literature to Daily Science Fiction.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Solaris (January 4, 2024)
  • Length: 312 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786188618

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"Mickey 7 is a unique blend of thought-provoking sci-fi concepts, farcical relationship drama and exotic body horror." -- David Wong, New York Times bestselling author

Mickey 7 is a mind-bending and powerful exploration of identity.” -- Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of RAGE and INK

"I loved Mickey 7—a smart, breezy SF novel that doubles as a pitch-black comedy of errors." -- Dexter Palmer, critically acclaimed author of Version Control

"Andy Weir, watch out!" -- Stephen Baxter

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