Anya Ow

Ion Curtain
  • Ion Curtain

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    "Citizens of the Federation. Greetings from the Core."

    Lieutenant Kalina Sokolova is aid to Counter-Admiral Kasparov the major strategist for the Russian navy. Kalina is also an agent of the Jinyiwei, an elite spy working for the UN. She is tasked with watching the Counter-Admiral, and assassination is not out of the question. For decades the UN and the Russian military have navigated a tense interstellar Cold War. Peace is on the knife's edge and events are coming ever closer to open conflict. Solitaire Yeung is a corsair, a scavenger, a pirate, In the heart of a destroyed Russian battleship, his salvage crew discovers a mysterious device they shouldn't have, the brain of the ship's top secret artificial intelligence. And against all better sense they take it and run. The UN wants it and the Russians want it back. Solitaire and his crew are on the run from the most powerful forces in the system, but they are not the only ones hunting the AI brain. An even more powerful foe grows in the darkness of space. Now all of humanity has to fight to survive...

    © Anya Ow 2022 (P) Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2022

RELEASED 19/07/2022

Anya Ow is the author of THE FIREBIRD'S TALE and CRADLE AND GRAVE, and is an Aurealis Awards finalist. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Asimov's, Uncanny, Fantasy Magazine, the 2019 Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror anthology and more. Born in Singapore, Anya has a Bachelor of Laws from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Applied Design from Billy Blue College of Design. She lives in Melbourne with her two cats, working as a graphic designer, illustrator, and chief studio dog briber for a creative agency. She can be found at or on twitter @anyasy.

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