Online galley proof distributor NetGalley just announced its top ten UK picks for March 2019. Whaddaya know, my latest novel String City made the list. Here’s what NetGalley has to say about the book:
There is a long tradition of SF novels sharing hard-boiled crime tropes (Blade Runner and The City and The City to name just two) and String City is a worthy entry to the canon. Unusual and mind-bending.
It goes without saying that I’m bowled over to see String City mentioned in the same breath as one of my favourite films, Blade Runner (which was of course based on the classic Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) and one of my favourite China Mieville novels, The City and The City. I’m not sure I deserve to be in their company, but I’ll happily rub shoulders with the greats while I can.
Here’s the complete UK top ten for March 2019 from the NetGalley blog:
- Internment by Samira Ahmed (Atom)
- Speak Up! by Laura Coryton (Red Shed)
- The Snakes by Sadie Jones (Chatto & Windus)
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Oneworld Publications)
- Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stebbe (Viking)
- The Third Pillar by Raghuram Rajan (William Collins)
- A Gift for Dying by M.J. Arlidge (Michael Joseph)
- The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby (No Exit Press)
- Keep Her Close by M.J. Ford (Avon)
- String City by Graham Edwards (Solaris)