Revealing Saad Z. Hossain’s Kundo Wakes Up

We’re thrilled to share the cover for Kundo Wakes Up, the standalone sequel to Saad Z. Hossain’s The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday edited by Jonathan Strahan, arriving in March 2022 from Tordotcom Publishing.

In this standalone follow-up to the fan favorite The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday Saad Z. Hossain continues to mix futurism with fable, and shows how strange our lives might become.

While Gurkha introduced us to the techno utopia of Kathmandu, Kundo takes us to the fading city of Chittagong, which is slowly crumbling into the sea as even Karma goes silent. But Kundo’s contemplation of his dying city is interrupted when his wife leaves him and then goes inexplicably missing. When Kundo starts to connect the dots between a number of disappearances, he finds that the veil between worlds is paper-thin, and the djinn have their own stake in the matter.

Filled with enough ruminations on tea and coffee to wake anyone up, this mystery/fantasy/science fiction/myth is a genre-breaker with something for everyone to love.

Cover art by Eric Nyquist; Design by Christine Foltzer

Saad Z. Hossain writes fantasy, science fiction and black comedy. He is the author of two novels, Escape from Baghdad! and Djinn City, and was featured in The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories alongside Neil Gaiman, Claire North, and Nnedi Okorafor.


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