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Feminist High Plains Drifter …in Space! Announcing Una McCormack’s The Undefeated

Threatened with annexation by the interstellar Commonwealth, the settlers of the strategically important planet Sienna were able to prolong their independence only by submitting to a never-ending ordeal of intimidation and extortion. Now, with nowhere else to turn, the settlers hire a strange jenjer—a genetically engineered working class—woman to drive off their oppressors…

But a revolution is surging up through the ranks of the jenjers themselves, and what follows is nothing at all like what the settlers bargained for.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome Una McCormack to the Tor.com family with The Undefeated!

Her editor, Marco Palmieri said:

“I’ve been waiting literally years to be reunited professionally with Una. She’s an amazing storyteller, incredibly talented, and now I can’t wait for everyone to read her first novella for Tor.com, a frontier space opera is set in the same world as her BSFA-nominated short story, ‘Taking Flight.'”

Photo Credit: Matthew Adams

Photo Credit: Matthew Adams

And Una added:

“I am so glad to be working again with Marco, who commissioned my first novel many years ago. He is a phenomenal editor with terrific instincts for a great story, and I’m extremely excited about this chance to work with him and Tor.com.”

Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author and a university lecturer in creative writing. She has written novels, short stories, and audio dramas for franchises such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Blake’s 7. She lives in Cambridge, England, with her partner and their daughter. They have no cats and one Dalek.

The Undefeated will be published in trade paperback and ebook formats from Tor.com Publishing in 2018.

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