Snarky Spaceships and Big Guns: Revealing The Stars Now Unclaimed

In an effort to save the universe, she just might destroy it…

We’re excited to share the UK cover for the action-packed sci-fi romp The Stars Now Unclaimed! A massive, galaxy-spanning tale of war, betrayal, friendship, The Stars Now Unclaimed is the first novel in the Universe After series from debut author Drew Williams. Check out the full cover by Jack Smyth below, alongside the US cover.

The Stars Now Unclaimed publishes with Simon & Schuster (UK) on 23 August 2018 from Tor (US) on Aug 28. From the UK catalog copy:


A century ago, a mysterious pulse of energy spread across the universe. Meant to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity, it instead destroyed technology indiscriminately, leaving some worlds untouched and throwing others into total chaos.


The Justified, a mysterious group of super-soldiers, have spent a hundred years trying to find a way to restore order to the universe. Their greatest asset is the feared mercenary Kamali, who travels from planet to planet searching for gifted young people and bringing them to the secret world she calls home. Kamali hopes that those she rescues will be able to find a way to reverse the damage the pulse wreaked, and ensure that it never returns.


But Kamali isn’t the only person looking for answers to unimaginable questions. And when her mission to rescue a grumpy teenaged girl named Esa goes off the rails, Kamali suddenly finds herself smack in the centre of an intergalactic war… that she started.


UK cover design; art by Jack Smyth


US cover design


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