Cover Reveal: Occupy Me

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:

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  • Sam

    Cannot wait!

  • Wonderful prize. Sounds a great book

  • Anna

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

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

  • 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!).

  • rjt

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

  • Jo

    Sounds intriguing!

  • Murf61

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

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

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

  • Sue Harrison

    Sounds a book to be read

  • looks good

  • S Bufton

    Sounds like a good read 🙂

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock

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

  • claire blaney

    Oooo this book sounds wonderful x

  • Michelle Holder

    Sounds like an exciting read!

  • Paul T

    This sounds very intriguing. Fingers crossed!

  • Rebecca Townsend

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

  • debbie patrick

    sounds interesting

  • Zen

    This looks really cool!

  • intriguing indeed!

  • Paula

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

  • Stephanie Pogue

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

  • Katy Malkin

    Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great book 🙂

  • Laura Costello

    Fab! Thank you.

  • donna michael

    looks like a very interesting read.

  • Laura Nice

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

  • I have not read Tricia Sullivan but it definitely looks interesting

  • Sorry forgot the fullstop.

  • Kostas

    This sounds really interesting. Will definitely check it!

  • Liana

    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.

  • Scott

    Looks interesting. Can I read it please?

  • Looks great – count me in 🙂

  • Joe

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

  • 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.

  • Catherine

    This looks fab!

  • Tracy Lister

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

  • Carolyn Montgomery

    Would love to read and review this x

  • My brain is screaming to get this book!

  • Mark McKew

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

  • Clive Howe

    Definitely in for a chance to win this one !!

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

  • Andrea Smith

    Great prize, would love to win this.

  • Pete Jordan

    Fingers tapping… … …

  • Cristina McDowall

    Haven’t read a good SF novel in yonks

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