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Floating Hotel

Grace Curtis

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'Smart, bold and so much fun . . . I'm officially a member of the Grace Curtis fan club' AMIE KAUFMAN

The Grand Budapest Hotel in space, Floating Hotel is a hopeful story of misfits, rebels and found family, perfect for fans of Becky Chambers, Martha Wells and Aliette de Bodard.

Welcome to the Grand Abeona Hotel: home of the finest food, the sweetest service, and the very best views the galaxy has to offer. Year round it moves from planet to planet, system to system, pampering guests across the furthest reaches of the milky way. The last word in sub-orbital luxury - and a magnet for intrigue. Intrigues such as:

Why are there love poems in the lobby intray?

How many Imperial spies are currently on board?

What is the true purpose of the Problem Solver's conference?

And perhaps most pertinently - who is driving the ship?

At the centre of these mysteries stands Carl, one time stowaway, longtime manager, devoted caretaker to the hotel. It's the love of his life and the only place he's ever called home. But as forces beyond Carl's comprehension converge on the Abeona, he has to face one final question: when is it time to let go?

'A beautiful novel . . . You will turn every page hoping for one hundred more' HANNAH KANER

'Curtis oozes charm and humour' TAMSYN MUIR

'An absolute marvel' BETH REVIS

'A real treat' MAX GLADSTONE

'Bittersweet and breathtaking' JULES ARBEAUX

'Beautiful and clever, sad and hopeful, subtle and profoundly moving . . . A heartbreak and a hug' CLAIRE NORTH

'If you read one sci-fi novel this year, make it this one' KATE DYLAN

'I was completely immersed ' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Made me laugh and tear up and restore a little hope in humanity' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Grace Curtis is a wonderful writer' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Unique and brilliant' Netgalley, Five Stars

'Deliriously divine' Netgalley, Five Stars

Imprint:   Hodderscape
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   388g
ISBN:   9781529391657
ISBN 10:   1529391652
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Outside of novels, Grace Curtis mostly makes her living from video games. She's written for magazines like Eurogamer and Edge, and has a wonderful day job at an indie game publisher called Future Friends. When not writing she can usually be found up a hill somewhere, climbing or hiking or lolling idly in the grass. Frontier is her first book. There will be more!!

Reviews for Floating Hotel

PRAISE FOR GRACE CURTIS Curtis oozes charm and humour * Tamsyn Muir, author of Gideon the Ninth * Delightfully inventive * Kate Dylan, author of MINDBREAKER * Smart, bold and so much fun . . . I'm officially a member of the Grace Curtis fan club * Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of llluminae * An absolute marvel to behold! * Beth Revis, NY Times bestselling author of Across the Universe and Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel * Strange, familiar, and delightful . . . a real treat * Max Gladstone, Hugo- and Nebula-Award Winning Author * PRAISE FOR FLOATING HOTEL Look out for Grace Curtis' Wes Anderson-esque Floating Hotel. * The Bookseller * Bittersweet and breathtaking, with evocative prose and a scope that's somehow both intimate and galaxy-spanning, FLOATING HOTEL is like the Abeona itself. It invites you to enjoy its atmospheric and multi-layered story and lovable cast at your leisure-and the deeper you get, the less willing you are to let it go. Grace Curtis has a new fan for life! * Jules Arbeaux, author of Lord of the Empty Isles * This book was a joy to read. It was beautiful and clever, sad and hopeful, subtle and profoundly moving all at once. Grace Curtis has written a novel dripping with humane observation and brilliant craft, weaving together a story that catches you by the heart, even as it pulls you across the galaxy. It is both a heartbreak and a hug in a book; an awesome achievement * Claire North, award-winning author of The Sudden Appearance of Hope * Curtis has done it again - delivering a high stakes slice of life novel that's bleeding with heart. The underbelly of the Abeona hotel may be rotting with secrets, but like the guests, you'll be too dazzled by its effortless charm to notice. If you read one sci-fi novel this year, make it this one * Kate Dylan, author of Mindbreaker *

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