GREENSMITH by Aliya Whiteley – COVER REVEAL
Earlier this week we had the privilege of sharing the gorgeous cover for Threading the Labyrinth by Tiffani Angus, soon to be published by Unsung Stories. Today, we’re delighted to be revealing another of Unsung’s upcoming titles: Greensmith by Aliya Whiteley!
Here’s the blurb (taken from Greensmith‘s Amazon product page):
Penelope Greensmith is a bio-librarian, responsible for a vast seed bank made possible by the mysterious Vice she inherited from her father. She lives a small, dedicated life until the day the mysterious and charming Horticulturalist arrives in her garden, asking to see her collection. He thinks it could hold the key to stopping a terrible plague sweeping the universe. Soon Penelope is whisked away on an intergalactic adventure by the Horticulturalist, seeing the vast and bizarre mysteries amongst the stars.
But as this gentle woman searches for a way to save the universe, her daughter Lily is still on Earth, trying to track her down, trying to survive the terrible events unfolding there…
Sounds fantastic, right? Well, feast your eyes on the cover!
Here’s what Greensmith‘s author Aliya Whiteley had to say about the cover:
“The moment when I first get to see a new cover for something I’ve written is one of my favourite things about writing. I can never guess where the publisher and the designer will go with the ideas contained within the book, but as soon as I saw the cover for Greensmith I felt it was absolutely right for the story. It has a vivid, elegant clarity to it, and it also looks very much like an image that belongs to science fiction, for me. Greensmith is very much a sci-fi novel, I think. It’s an adventure in space that focuses on plants and planets, and the strangeness of life in all its forms, even though it might look familiar to begin with. Huge thanks to Sam Chivers for the image and Vince Haig for the design.”
About Greensmith’s author:
Aliya Whiteley writes across many different genres and lengths. Her first published full-length novels, Three Things About Me and Light Reading, were comic crime adventures. Her 2014 SF-horror novella The Beauty was shortlisted for the James Tiptree and Shirley Jackson awards. The following historical-SF novella, The Arrival of Missives, was a finalist for the Campbell Memorial Award, and her noir novel The Loosening Skin was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award. She has written over one hundred published short stories that have appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Strange Horizons, The Dark, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Guardian, as well as in anthologies such as Unsung Stories’ 2084 and Lonely Planet’s Better than Fiction. She also writes a regular non-fiction column for Interzone.
Her latest novel, Greensmith, will be published in May 2020 by Unsung Stories.