Low Town

Daniel Polansky's debut novel dives into China Mieville-style weird noir. Our anthihero, Warden, is a drug-addicted former intelligence agent turned crimelord out to solve the disappearance of a flock of kids from his hood. Blending elemental magic with futuristic technology, ancient forces with the latest decadence, Low Town conjures up a milieu that should appeal to readers of SF, fantasy, and detective fiction alike.

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Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.