Richardson’s Situation is Far From Normal

Candlemark & Gleam have annouced the acquisition of their second novel from Leonard Richardson

After the success of Constellation Games, which is described by Candlemark & Gleam as “a novel of first contact, video games, love and computer programming, equal parts Big Ideas, clever whimsy and genuine pathos”, the publisher has recently announced the acquisition of a second novel from Richardson, Situation Normal.

Situation Normal is due for publication before the end of the December 2020 and you can read the synopsis below:

The galaxy’s two multi-species superpowers stand on the brink of yet another pointless war. Soldiers, draft-dodgers, smugglers and spies from both sides are rushing towards Cedar Commons, an uninhabited forest planet near the border. Everyone has some plan for fighting, avoiding, or profiting from the conflict.

None of these plans are going to work out: war destroys plans as efficiently as it does lives. But as the visitors to this once-quiet planet discover each other, they’ll make new friends, new enemies, and new plans that have a chance to end the war before it causes the collapse of several civilizations.

You can read the full announcement from Candlemark & Gleam here.

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