String City

String City by Graham Edwards. Illustration by Vince HaigThe universe is made of string. When the knots tighten, the cosmos quakes.

“It’s a tough job being a gumshoe in an interdimensional city full of gods, living concepts and weirder things. Good job I’m a stringwalker, able to jump between realities.

“It started when I was hired to investigate an explosion at a casino. A simple heist, I thought, but it turned into a race to stop the apocalypse. So I rolled the dice, and now I’m up against the ancient Greek Titans, an interdimensional spider god and a mysterious creature known as the Fool. I’m going to need more than just luck to solve this one.

“If I fail, all things — in all realities — could be destroyed.

“Just another day in String City.”

In String City, everything runs on an unhealthy mixture of minced Greek myth and cosmic geometry. Watch out for giant spider gods and ravenous ghosts, mechanical sleuths and fallen angels. The crime lords are Titans and you don’t want to know what’s lurking in the sewers… but, if you like your detective stories on the weird side, String City will introduce you to a world you might never want to leave!

String City by Graham Edwards, out March 2019 from Solaris Books.

Reviews of String City

“Edwards rewards patience with a savory blend of hard-boiled mystery, the fantastic, and the futuristic.”Publishers Weekly

“So impressed by the ‘just right’ touch [Edwards] has with the various elements, never over-explaining but expecting the reader to keep up. His inventions and combinations are convincing, and the mix of plot and description perfect … Having read a lot of noir/sci-fi books this is the best of the lot for a long time.— Lauren L, NetGalley

“A fusion of genres that not only works but sets a high bar for both detective crime fiction and sci-fi alike.” — Account D, NetGalley

String City is balls to the wall insanity, a mash of quantum physics, classic mythology and noir detective fiction. Digging deep into noir fiction tropes (including plenty of bourbon, a femme fatale and tragic backstory) Graham Edwards manages to play the weirdness straight and improbably this keeps the venture afloat. It is so crazy that it should not work. But it does.” — Robert G, NetGalley

“This novel was a refreshingly great mix of genres! With memorable characters, incredible world-building and an engaging fast-paced plot, this is one that readers with different interests will enjoy.” — TheDigressiveApproach, NetGalley

“Fascinating, intellectually stimulating world-building … Nowadays, it’s rare to find truly unique books and String City delivers unforgettable, mind-bending moments.”— Łukasz P, NetGalley

“A genre-busting behemoth … like a giant funhouse with something new and different around every corner … get ready for some entertainment.— Dave W, NetGalley

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