When starfighter pilot Simon Dodds is enrolled in a top secret military project, he and his wingmates begin to suspect that there is a lot more to the theft of a legendary battleship and an Imperial nation's civil war than either the Confederation Stellar Navy or the government are willing to let on.
Within weeks of being reassigned to the Confederate border system of Temper, the five would begin to untangle a web of lies and a cover-up that seemed to span the length of the entire galaxy. And it would not be long before they themselves would come face to face with that which destroyed an empire: an unforgiving, unstoppable, and totally unrelenting foe.
There seemed to exist only one glimmer of hope of driving back the darkness: The ATAF Project - a secretly developed set of starfighters that may well just harbour some terrible secrets of their own.
"A tightly plotted action-adventure yarn with a good mix of likeable, interesting and nasty characters" -- sfcrowsnest.com
"Written with perspicacity and drive, with a strong voice and good attention to detail." -- sfbook.com
~ 450 pages
Mount Ararat isn't your average extrasolar agrarian colony. A world the size of an asteroid yet having Earth-standard gravity, Mount Ararat plays host to a strangely confident family whose children are protected by the Devil, a mechanical killing machine, from such passers-by as Mr von Trapp (an escapee from a penal colony), the Made (manufactured humans being hunted by the State), and the super-rich clients of a gravitational health spa established at Mount Ararat's South Pole. But it soon transpires that the Devil is harbouring an ancient and deadly secret.
Enjoyed Smallworld? Its sequel Littlestar hugely expands on the universe established in the first book, with an astounding story arc that follows troopers Beguiled-of-the-Serpent and Only-Begotten as they become embroiled in the second star-spanning war against the Made.
"A showcase for Green's bone-dry satire and deadpan humour ... Green's agile imagination constantly wrong-foots the reader. A delight."
-Peter Ingham, The Telegraph
"The work of a talented writer having lots of very smart fun"
-- S F Winser, Booksquawk.com
Smallworld is like nothing you've ever read before... truly innovative speculative fiction from Hugo-nominated Brit SF writer Dominic Green.
In 1980 a terrorist attack hits the United States where it is most technologically advanced. A technology amusement park, Techno-Joy. The attack causes a collapse which creates massive explosions. These explosions cause cataclysmic rips in the time-space continuum. The rip spreads into a dragon world as well. Now groups of survivors and a Dragon Queen are stranded in a digital world, TECHNO-FEAR.