The Genesis of Misery

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Tor Books
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5.34 X 8.24 X 1.14 inches | 0.78 pounds

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About the Author
Neon Yang (they/them) is a queer non-binary author based in the UK. They have been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Lambda Literary, Ignyte, and Locus Awards, and their Tensorate series of novells was an Otherwise Award Honoree. In previous incarnations, Neon was a molecular biologist, a science communicator, a writer for animation, games and comic studios, and a journalist for one of Singapore's major papers. The Genesis of Misery is their first full-length novel.

"This is Joan of Arc meets Gideon the Ninth with a touch of Pacific Rim thrown in as a treat. A mind-blowing rollercoaster ride of a space opera, propulsive and strange in the best way." --Rebecca Roanhorse, New York Times bestselling author

"This vibrant tour de force presents a simultaneous embrace and inversion of Chosen One narratives. Yang's prose is lush and gripping throughout, and [the] universe is complex and gorgeously rendered . . . This is a triumph."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Come for the giant robot space battles, stay for the fascinating worldbuilding and the heartbreaking insight into the politics of fanaticism and emotional manipulation."--Martha Wells, New York Times bestselling author of the Murderbot Diaries

"Neon Yang conjures a glittering, dangerous world where politics and religion clash in gemstone castles that float among the stars. Misery will tantalize, frustrate, and seduce you."--Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous

"The borderline-fantastical science and queer cast of Yang's setting should please fans of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb series." --Booklist

"Transmute the saintly Joan of Arc into a foul-mouthed and combative protagonist, decant them into a weird and wild far future, and strap in for a wrecking ball of a ride."--Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun

"I would follow Misery to the ends of the universe and back, and there are many more characters to love along the way too. It is an adventure on a massive scale, action packed and fast-paced--oh and there's a hot princess with a whip. Just in case you needed another reason to read this one."

Praise for Neon Yang and The Tensorate Series:

"A fantastic novella . . . I can't wait to see what else Yang will do."--Locus

"Yang captures an epic sweep in compact, precise prose."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Joyously wild stuff. Highly recommended."--The New York Times