We’re excited to share the cover for Michael Moreci’s debut novel, Black Star Renegades, a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose. Moreci is a contributor here at Tor.com—heading up sci-fi discussions on everything from the importance of faith in Arrival to a controversial defense of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones—and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for his own universe!
Learn more about the novel below, and check out the full cover by artist Wayne Haag.
Black Star Renegades publishes January 2018 with St. Martin’s Press. From the catalog copy:
Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.
Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:
He has to fight.
Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself. He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.