Guy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist, writer and magazine editor, He has been editor of White Dwarf and Death Ray, among other magazines, and deputy editor of SFX. He is the author the Richards and Klein series from Angry Robot, and writes for Games Workshop's Black Library. A northerner by birth and a southerner by accident, Guy lives near Bath with his wife, son, cat and a huge malamute called Magnus. He misses the beer, but the weather is nicer.
Champion of Mars
Released 24 April 2012
In the far future, Mars is dying a second time. The Final War of men and spirits is beginning. In a last bid for peace, disgraced champion Yoechakenon Val Mora and his spirit lover Kaibeli are set free from the Arena to find the long-missing Librarian of Mars, the only hope to save mankind.
In the near future, a scientist running from a painful past, joins the Mars colonisation effort, cataloguing the remnants of its biosphere before it is swept away by the terraforming programme. When an artefact is discovered deep in the caverns of the red planet, the consequences ripple throughout time, affecting Holland’s present, the distant days of Yoechakanon, and the eras that bridge the aeons between.
Combining the imagination of Kim Stanley Robinson with the pace and excitement of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Haley’s blend of hard science and epic storytelling creates a vision of the Red Planet that is both recognisable and utterly alien.
“A novel with an ambition on the scale of Olympus Mons itself, and it delivers. Recommended.”
"The Red Planet – as you’ve never seen it before"
Released 25 June 2013
Unalloyed greed, markets dictating the will of humanity – when the Crash comes, survival itself will hang in the balance.
In a topical science-fiction take on the world’s economic woes, breakthrough author Guy Haley envisages a society in utter thrall to commerce, which must constantly expand to sustain itself. When a mission to the stars begins to go wrong, the fragility of human society and progress is exposed.
The Market rules all and mankind, trapped by a rigid hierarchy of wealth, bends to its whim. A bold venture to the stars is begun, but when the colony fleet is sabotaged a small group finds itself marooned upon a world where one hemisphere is bathed in perpetual daylight, the other hidden by eternal night. Isolated and beset, the stricken colony members must fight for survival on the hostile planet.
Haley’s first book for Solaris, Champion of Mars, was described by SF legend Stephen Baxter as “a novel with an ambition on the scale of Olympus Mons itself, and it delivers. Recommended.”
Packed full of ideas while maintaining a very human voice, Crash is complex, exciting, vastly entertaining and with a topical edge.
“Guy Haley is a hidden gem of British SF.”
“A very good writer, with an infectious love for sci-fi that shines off every page.”
UK: 9781781081204 | 25th June 2013
US: 9781781081211 | 4th July 2013