We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Seb Doubinsky’s The Sum of All Things, his final installment in the City-States Cycle, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Seb’s latest is, as with the previous works in this series, smart, subtle and unputdownable!
In New Samarqand, trouble is brewing: The king is very ill, nobody knows who will succeed him and terrorist groups are plaguing the city-state. In the eye of the storm, the National Museum is opening a new wing displaying the magnificent tomb of two Amazon sisters, who fell in battle together. Following parallel lines in this ominous labyrinth, Hokki, the new museum director, Ali the police commissioner, Kassandra, the poet, Thomas, the used-books seller and Vita, the secret agent from Planet X try to keep the pieces together and fight against the forces of chaos threatening their very existence.
Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual writer born in Paris in 1963. His City-State Cycle novels, all set in a dystopian universe revolving around competing cities-states, have been published in the UK and in the USA, and the award-winning Missing Signal has been optioned for film. He currently lives with his family in Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches at the university.
Vita stood up and got dressed quickly. Jeans, t-shirt, leather jacket. The bare essentials. The hotel room was sparsely furnished, but comfortable—a table, two chairs, a cupboard (painted blue), the bed and nothing else. The smell of beeswax and dust floated around her, prickling her nose. She glanced at the blue sky framed by the window as a painting of impossible beauty and thought about the invisible machine in the sky, the Subliminal Empire’s technological eye, watching this planet while it was slowly destroying it.-from The Sum of All Things by Seb Doubinsky