Aliya Whiteley

Skyward Inn
  • Skyward Inn

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    "Skyward Innfeels like an instant classic of the genre." -The Guardian

    "Rarely has a writer who is not Philip K. Dick had so much fun building a world only to take it apart."
    - LA Times

    Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth.

    Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita.

    But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars.

    Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

    Did humanity really win the war?

    "When it comes to misdirection, Aliya Whiteley is the very devil." -The Times

    © 2021 Aliya Whiteley (P) Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2021

Aliya Whiteley is one of the most exciting talents in the UK. The author of four books of speculative fiction, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlisted The Loosening Skin. Her novels have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Clarke Award, the Shirley Jackson Award and the James Tiptree Jr. Award. She lives in Sussex with her husband and teenage daughter.

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