A mind-blowing science fiction thriller from an award-winning Star Trek and Doctor Who author. The bigger the bug, the bigger the gun! Exterminators Pass Candle and Nona Stiletto keep space safe for humanity by mowing down hostile alien lifeforms. Cyborg implants and badass attitudes make these warriors unstoppable, but a distress call lands them in the battle of a lifetime on a postapocalyptic alien world. Stalked by hordes of unimaginably savage creatures, Pass and Nona fight a war for survival against impossible odds. Their only hope: an abandoned alien child who might be the last of her species left alive, and the only key to a terrible secret that might end the carnage...if she can stay awake long enough to figure it out.
This masterpiece of scifi horror will race you out to the edge of reality, blow your mind, and kick your ass. Don't miss the uncut version of this story, acclaimed as a "Standout selection..." in a Publishers Weekly starred review.
A "Standout selection...," "an unlikely love story that pits two space-faring 'exterminators' against a horde of nightmarish monstrosities." – Publishers Weekly starred review
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman--his fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo
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About the Author
Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW Books have published his work. Robert was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth.
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