Escape Velocity

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$28.00  $26.04
Erewhon Books
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5.75 X 8.5 X 1.15 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Victor Manibo is a Filipino speculative fiction writer living in New York. A 2022 Lambda Literary Emerging Voices Fellow, he is the author of the science fiction noir novel The Sleepless. His next novel, Escape Velocity, is forthcoming from Erewhon Books in Spring 2024. Find him online at or on Twitter @victormanibo.
Praise for Escape Velocity

"Manibo is that rare writer who can put a reader out among the stars but keep the focus on human trauma and scandal. . . . Scintillating." --Meg Elison, winner of the Hugo, Locus, and Philip K. Dick Awards

"A high-stakes sci-fi mystery--Foundation if it were written by Agatha Christie--Escape Velocity is an energetic and unforgettable page-turner, deftly honoring the genres it blends together while feeling vibrant and strikingly relevant. Perfect for fans of noir and thoughtful speculative fiction." --Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity

"A murder mystery by way of Karl Marx, Escape Velocity is a spicy thriller about what we all secretly wish would happen to billionaires in space. Victor Manibo has given us a delightful, disturbing gift. I really loved this novel and its exquisitely-drawn cast of villains." --Annalee Newitz, Lambda Award-winning author of Autonomous

"Victor Manibo excels at the kind of extrapolation that makes near-future science fiction so interesting. . . . What can money and clout buy, and what can't be bought? With intrigue, murder, and machinations aplenty, Manibo never lets his characters or his readers off the hook." --Sarah Pinsker, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of A Song For A New Day and Lost Places

"Searing social commentary, expert worldbuilding, and unforgettable characters . . . Victor Manibo remains one of the most exciting new voices working in fiction today." --Rob Hart, author of Assassins Anonymous and The Warehouse

"Dancing effortlessly between present and past mysteries, Escape Velocity serves up opulent privilege with deadly secrets. A must-read." --Mur Lafferty, Hugo Award winner and author of Station Eternity