W&N Fiction

Cover Reveal: Occupy Me

Gollancz Author: - July 23rd, 2015
Cover Art, Cover Reveal, Science Fiction

It’s a particular thrill for us to be able to reveal the cover for Tricia Sullivan’s new SF novel, Occupy Me.

Tricia is, flat out, one of the most exciting and talented SF authors writing today. An award-winner, an author whose fiction combines a fierce intelligence and a profoundly human and empathetic level of characterisation. Occupy Me marks a triumphant return to SF, the genre where Tricia made her name. In some ways it’s difficult to catagorize (that dangerous game we tend to play when trying to explain an SF novel) but in others it’s marvellously straightforward: this is a high-action, thrill a minute chase story. But it stars a character, Pearl, who is trying not just to chase down a prize but discover who she is. Actually, what she is. And that’s the cleverness of Tricia Sullivan as a writer – she takes something conventional (a plot, a genre) and makes it something new and exciting. And keeps you entertained all the way.

So we wanted a startling and iconic cover; not something that was set in a genre; something clean; something that felt like a thriller but which alluded to something a little bit different. Something that alluded to wings. Did we mention that Pearl has wings? They exist in another dimension and manifest when Pearl is stressed or in peril. As we mentioned, Pearl is facing a pressing question – just what *is* she?

Finding out means reading her story. And what a beautifully written, wonderfully crafted and thrilling story it is.


Occupy Me will be published in trade paperback and eBook on the 21st January 2016.

You can find out more about Tricia Sullivan by visiting her website.

Can’t wait until January? We’re giving three lucky people a chance to win an exclusive proof copy. To enter, fill in the Rafflecoptor form below. For full Terms and Conditions visit: http://bit.ly/1j04RgB

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47 Responses to “Cover Reveal: Occupy Me”

  1. Andy Angel says:

    Wonderful prize. Sounds a great book

  2. Anna says:

    I’d love to read this!! It sounds brilliant!! AND Pearl has wings!! WINGS!!!

  3. Michaela says:

    I’ve been looking to read Maul (a previous book) for ages, would love to win!

  4. Megan Leigh says:

    Love this cover! I love covers that appeal to non-genre readers, helps for cross-over success and makes the point that SF isn’t just for hardcore nerds (not that there is anything wrong with those of us who ARE hardcore nerds!).

  5. rjt says:

    This is a blog post. Sorry, it’s not very interesting 🙁

  6. Jo says:

    Sounds intriguing!

  7. Murf61 says:

    Can’t wait to read this… January is such a long way away 🙁

  8. Linda says:

    I think you’ve definitely achieved what you wanted with that intriguing cover

  9. Robert says:

    If Ian McDonald recommends a book, I’ll definitely give it a try! Fingers crossed!

  10. Sue Harrison says:

    Sounds a book to be read

  11. S Bufton says:

    Sounds like a good read 🙂

  12. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    This looks such an absorbing read, would love to be included in the give away please

  13. claire blaney says:

    Oooo this book sounds wonderful x

  14. Michelle Holder says:

    Sounds like an exciting read!

  15. Paul T says:

    This sounds very intriguing. Fingers crossed!

  16. Rebecca Townsend says:

    Looks like a really exciting and interesting read
    x fingers crossed x

  17. debbie patrick says:

    sounds interesting

  18. Zen says:

    This looks really cool!

  19. Steven Poore says:

    intriguing indeed!

  20. Paula says:

    Great cover, hope I will be lucky enough to win a copy!

  21. Stephanie Pogue says:

    This sounds like a very interesting read. Angels are a theme I really like, but have mainly seen on television and not in books.

  22. Katy Malkin says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great book 🙂

  23. Laura Costello says:

    Fab! Thank you.

  24. donna michael says:

    looks like a very interesting read.

  25. Laura Nice says:

    I’d love to read this!! It sounds like a great book.

  26. I have not read Tricia Sullivan but it definitely looks interesting

  27. Sorry forgot the fullstop.

  28. Kostas says:

    This sounds really interesting. Will definitely check it!

  29. Liana says:

    I never read any of her books, but this seems very interesting. I love well thought-out science fiction and this novel seems to fit the bill.

  30. Scott says:

    Looks interesting. Can I read it please?

  31. Rich Tyler says:

    Looks great – count me in 🙂

  32. Joe says:

    Sounds interesting! Nice cover too, like a flip reverse of the new Jeanette Winterson book.

  33. Love the cover! Really stands out from the crowd of what you might call conventional Sci-fi covers. I’m really enjoying stories that resist strict categorization at the moment and can’t wait for this.

  34. Catherine says:

    This looks fab!

  35. Tracy Lister says:

    A book that looks like it will leapfrog my “To Be Read” tower. Beautiful cover.

  36. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    Would love to read and review this x

  37. Lynn says:

    My brain is screaming to get this book!

  38. Mark McKew says:

    I follow you already! Would love to read this before I go back to teaching horrid children!

  39. Clive Howe says:

    Definitely in for a chance to win this one !!

  40. Weirdmage says:

    This looks like a great book. Looking forward to it.

  41. Andrea Smith says:

    Great prize, would love to win this.

  42. Pete Jordan says:

    Fingers tapping… … …

  43. Cristina McDowall says:

    Haven’t read a good SF novel in yonks

  44. […] Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan – January 2016 seems so far away. I want this book available today. Check out the Gollancz website for the cover reveal and announcement. […]

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