Steal the Stars (Paperback)
Tor Books, 9781250172624, 416pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Steal the Stars, a debut novel by Nat Cassidy, is based on the science fiction podcast from Tor Labs, written by Mac Rogers.
Dakota “Dak” Prentiss guards the biggest secret in the world.
They call it “Moss.” It’s your standard grey alien from innumerable abduction stories. It still sits at the controls of the spaceship it crash-landed eleven years ago. A secret military base was built around the crash site to study both Moss and the dangerous technology it brought to Earth.
The day Matt Salem joins her security team, Dak’s whole world changes.
It’s love at first sight—which is a problem, since they both signed ironclad contracts vowing not to fraternize with other military personnel. If they run, they’ll be hunted for what they know. Dak and Matt have only way to be together: do the impossible. Steal Moss and sell the secret of its existence.
And they can’t afford a single mistake.
About the Author
MAC ROGERS is an award-winning audio dramatist and playwright. His audio/podcasts dramas The Message and LifeAfter have been downloaded over eight million times. His stageplays include The Honeycomb Trilogy (winner of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Premiere Production), Frankenstein Upstairs, God of Obsidian, Ligature Marks, Asymmetric, Viral, Universal Robots, Hail Satan(Outstanding Playwriting Winner at FringeNYC 2007), and Fleet Week: The Musical (co-written with Sean Williams and Jordana Williams; winner of Outstanding Musical at FringeNYC 2005). He has earned acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Backstage, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, New York Post, Flavorpill, io9, Fangoria, Tor.com, Show Business Weekly, New York Press, and many others.
NAT CASSIDY is a playwright, actor, director, musician, and the winner of 17 Indie Theater awards. Steal the Stars is his first novel.
Praise For Steal the Stars: A Novel…
Praise for the Steal the Stars novel
Great Reads of 2017 — NPR
The Verge—Science fiction and fantasy books to read this November
“A brilliant job of adapting the podcast's scalpel-sharp pacing, heartbreaking characters and flawless execution of a fascinating premise into a new format.”—NPR
“A fun romp.”—RT Book Reviews
“A fast-paced, thrilling read that doesn’t slow down.”—SciFi Chick
“The style and tone are unique and vibrant, and it’ll leave you wanting to rant and debrief with your friends.”—Chapters in Flux
“A fun read for sci-fi readers.”—Borg.com
Praise for the Steal the Stars podcast
A SyFy Wire recommended podcast
“An extraordinary show in every way, Steal the Stars is a high-water mark for audio drama and podcasting.”—Tor.com
“Compelling, lyrical, and thrilling.” —Max Gladstone, author of The Craft Sequence
"Doesn't so much raise the bar on audio drama as launch it into space." —Amal El-Mohtar, author of "Seasons of Glass and Iron"
"Snappy, fast-paced, and ferocious." —Paul Cornell, author of The Lost Child of Lychford and the Shadow Police series
"Comical, clever, compassionate, and hair-raisingly tense." —Cassandra Khaw, author of Hammers of Bone
"Sharp, superior, intense, and clever." —Una McCormack, author of The Crimson Shadow
"Thrilling and intimate." —Mary Robinette Kowal, author of Shades of Milk and Honey
“A UFO story, a military thriller, a sexy romance, and a tech-industry satire all at once—and it's a total blast to listen to. Get ready to get obsessed.” —Dan Kois, Culture Editor, Slate.com
"Everything I love about great science fiction adventure." —Geoffrey Thorne, co-producer of Leverage
"This is rad and you're gonna wanna get in on it." —Brooke Bolander, author of "Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies"