Star's End (Hardcover)

By Cassandra Rose Clarke

Saga Press, 9781481444293, 432pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

List Price: 26.99*
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Description

A new space opera about a young woman who must face the truth about her father’s past from critically acclaimed author Cassandra Rose Clarke.

The Corominas family owns a small planet system, which consists of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, nicknamed the Four Sisters. Phillip Coromina, the patriarch of the family, earned his wealth through a manufacturing company he started as a young man and is preparing his eldest daughter, Esme, to take over the company when he dies.

When Esme comes of age and begins to take over the business, she gradually discovers the reach of her father’s company, the sinister aspects of its work with alien DNA, and the shocking betrayal that estranged her three half-sisters from their father. After a lifetime of following her father’s orders, Esme must decide if she should agree to his dying wish of assembling her sisters for a last goodbye or face her role in her family’s tragic undoing.


About the Author

Cassandra Rose Clarke is the author of Our Lady of the Ice. She grew up in south Texas and currently lives in a suburb of Houston, where she writes and teaches composition at a local college. Cassandra’s first adult novel, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, and her YA novel, The Assassin’s Curse, was nominated for YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Daily Science Fiction. Visit her at CassandraRoseClarke.com.


Praise For Star's End

* "[A] skillfully orchestrated tale...[a]this novel of grand ideas, bringing relatable human motives and vulnerabilities to a world in which industry, government, warfare, and space travel are inextricably intertwined."

"A good female-centric space opera."

“Clarke is a terrific rising voice in our genre.”
— Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of The Eternal Sky series

"Star's End has the beautiful craftsmanship of a fine watch...A family drama that mixes corporate espionage and first contact, set across a planetary system that feels lived it. It is a marvel without ever shouting about its own marvelousness."