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Revealing Countess by Suzan Palumbo


Revealing <i>Countess</i> by Suzan Palumbo

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Revealing Countess by Suzan Palumbo

A betrayed captain seeks revenge on the interplanetary empire that subjugated her people for generations...


Published on April 24, 2024

Photo of author Suzan Palumbo and the cover of her upcoming book, Countess

We’re thrilled to reveal the cover of Countess, the debut novel by Suzan Palumbo—forthcoming on September 10, 2024 from ECW Press.

A queer Caribbean anti-colonial Count of Monte Cristo set in space in which a betrayed captain seeks revenge on the interplanetary empire that subjugated her people for generations.

Virika Sameroo lives in colonized space under the Æerbot Empire, much like her ancestors before her in the British West Indies. After years of working hard to rise through the ranks of the empire’s merchant marine, she’s finally become first lieutenant on an interstellar cargo vessel.

When her captain dies under suspicious circumstances, Virika is arrested for murder and charged with treason, despite her lifelong loyalty to the empire. Her conviction and subsequent imprisonment set her on a path of revenge, determined to take down the evil empire that wronged her, all while the fate of her people hangs in the balance.

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Suzan Palumbo

Suzan Palumbo is a Trinidadian-Canadian dark speculative fiction writer and editor. Her short stories have been nominated for the Nebula, Aurora, and World Fantasy Awards. Her debut dark fantasy/horror short story collection, Skin Thief: Stories, is out now from Neon Hemlock and her debut novella is forthcoming from ECW Press.

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