Author Profile: E.J. Swift

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ON CARABAS: From ocean city to dystopian world: writing The Osiris Project by E.J. Swift

CBP - EJ Swift CBP - Cataveiro CBP - EJS Jan 15

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E. J. Swift is the author of The Osiris Project trilogy (Del Rey UK, Penguin Random House), a speculative fiction series set in a world radically altered by climate change, comprising Osiris, Cataveiro and the just-published Tamaruq. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Salt Publishing, NewCon Press and Jurassic London, including The Best British Fantasy (Salt Publishing, 2013 and 2014). She was shortlisted for a 2013 BSFA Award in the Short Fiction category for her story “Saga’s Children” (The Lowest Heaven, Jurassic).

 

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CBP - EJ Swift
Sep-13
Osiris
E.J. Swift
9780091953065
PB
£8.99
Del Rey
The Osiris Project
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Nobody leaves Osiris.
Adelaide Rechnov
Wealthy socialite and granddaughter of the Architect, she spends her time in pointless luxury, rebelling against her family in a series of jaded social extravagances and scandals until her twin brother disappears in mysterious circumstances.
Vikram Bai
He lives in the Western Quarter, home to the poor descendants of storm refugees and effectively quarantined from the wealthy elite. His people live with cold and starvation, but the coming brutal winter promises civil unrest, and a return to the riots of previous years.
As tensions rise in the city, can Adelaide and Vikram bridge the divide at the heart of Osiris before conspiracies bring them to the edge of disaster?
An assured and accomplished debut novel … an absolute gem
– Interzone
A fantastic blend of worldbuilding, excellent storytelling and complex characters.
– SF Signal
Swift’s first novel, with its brilliant near-future vision of an ecologically and socially devastated world and characters who resonate with life and passion, marks her as an author to watch.
– Library Journal
A glittering first novel: a kind of flooded Gormenghast treated with the alienated polish of DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. The result is a gripping novel, readable, beautiful, politically engaged and wholly accomplished. Swift is a ridiculously talented writer.
– Adam Roberts
Dystopia is back … it’s the characters, and what their lives show us of the fascinating, stratified world of Osiris, that are the heart of this promising debut novel
– SFX
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CBP - Cataveiro
Sep-14
Cataveiro
E.J. Swift
9780091953089
PB
£8.99
Del Rey
The Osiris Project
2
A shipwreck. And one lone survivor.
For political exile Taeo Ybanez, this could be his ticket home. Relations between the Antarcticans and the Patagonians are worse than ever, and to be caught on the wrong side could prove deadly.
For pilot and cartographer Ramona Callejas, the presence of the mysterious stranger is one more thing in the way of her saving her mother from a deadly disease.
All roads lead to Cataveiro, the city of fate and fortune, where their destinies will become intertwined and their futures cemented for ever…
Swift has produced another beautifully-written novel.
– Civilian Reader
Cataveiro has a soulful, lonely quality as Taeo and Ramona embark on their missions, haunted by memories of the past and visions of what lies ahead … an intriguing world to get lost in.
– SciFi Now
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CBP - EJS Jan 15
Jan-15
Tamaruq
E.J. Swift
9780091953102
PB
£8.99
Del Rey
The Osiris Project
3
Fleeing from her family and the elitist oppression of the Osiris government, Adelaide Rechnov has become the thing she once feared, a revolutionary.
But with the discovery of a radio signal comes the stark realization that there is life outside their small island existence. Adelaide’s worries are about to become much bigger.
Meanwhile, as rumour spreads on the mainland, many head to the lost city of Osiris with their own devious objectives. But in a world where war is king and only the most powerful survive, there can only be one victor…
The thrilling, epic finale to The Osiris Project