We’re delighted to announce that Orbit has acquired a bold and thought-provoking new sci-fi thriller, GOLDILOCKS, by Laura Lam! On a near-future Earth ravaged by environmental disaster, greed, and oppression, five women astronauts must hijack a spaceship to journey to a new home – and a brighter future – for humanity.
Orbit US will be publishing GOLDILOCKS in hardcover in May 2020. In the meantime, check out the hauntingly beautiful cover below, designed by Yeti Lambregts. Be sure to follow Laura on Twitter: @LR_Lam.
The future of humanity hangs in the balance – and one woman can tip it over.
Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation.
It’s humanity’s last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie’s surrogate daughter and the ship’s botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this – to step out of Valerie’s shadow and really make a difference.
But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret – and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . .