Boy Bands and Murder: Revealing The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory

A playful, genre-bending homage of a science fiction classic—this time with boy bands and murder.

We’re thrilled to share the cover for Daryl Gregory’s The Album of Dr. Moreau—arriving May 18, 2021 from Tordotcom Publishing!

Daryl Gregory’s The Album of Dr. Moreau combines the science fiction premise of the famous novel by H. G. Wells with the panache of a classic murder mystery and the spectacle of a beloved boy band.

It’s 2001, and the WyldBoyZ are the world’s hottest boy band, and definitely the world’s only genetically engineered human-animal hybrid vocal group. When their producer, Dr. M, is found murdered in his hotel room, the “boyz” become the prime suspects. Was it Bobby the ocelot (“the cute one”), Matt the megabat (“the funny one”), Tim the Pangolin (“the shy one”), Devin the bonobo (“the romantic one”), or Tusk the elephant (“the smart one”)?

Las Vegas Detective Luce Delgado has only twenty-four hours to solve a case that goes all the way back to the secret science barge where the WyldBoyZ’ journey first began—a place they used to call home.

Cover Design: Fort

“A stunning detective story full of all-too-human animals. Reading Daryl Gregory is so much fun you never notice until it’s too late that he’s got you by the feels, and he’s about to squeeze. I loved this hilarious, touching, ridiculous ride.” –Sam J. Miller, Nebula Award-winning author of The Art of Starving and Blackfish City


Daryl Gregory’s most recent publication from was the Hugo finalist novelette “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth.” He’s the author of six novels, including Spoonbenders, a Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award finalist now in development at Showtime. His novella We Are All Completely Fine won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson Awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus Awards. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories, a Publishers Weekly best book of the year. Daryl lives in Oakland, CA, where he recently finished a decidedly less silly novel, forthcoming from Knopf.


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