Hex Cover


By Allen Steele

Ace Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781937007515, 313pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Two-time Hugo Award winner Allen Steele expands the universe of his Coyote saga with the story of Hex, a habitat the size of an entire solar system that could be a utopia--or nothing but a cosmic mirage...
The danui, a reclusive arachnid species, have avoided contact with the Coyote Federation--until now. Initiating trade negotiations, they offer only information: the coordinates for an unoccupied world suitable for human life--a massive sphere composed of billions of hexagons.
But when the Federation's recon mission goes terribly wrong, the humans realize how little they know about their new partners...

About the Author
Allen Steele was raised with an encyclopedia in one hand, a glass of Bordeaux in the other, no television in the house but shelves full of books in every room-leading quite naturally to a career choice between sommelier and audiobook narrator.

Praise For Hex

“The closest thing the science fiction world now has to Robert A. Heinlein.” --SFRevu

“Steele has been progressively widening the screen throughout this series, and with Hex he bumps the aspect ratio up to IMAX level and sits us in a front-row seat.” --Locus

“Coyote has become one of SF’s beloved other worlds…Interesting and well thought out; the reward is worth the trip.” --Analog
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