Fantastic Books is excited to announce the republication of S.N. Lewitt’s classic novel of social injustice and artistic meaning, Songs of Chaos. Long out of print, but more relevant than ever to today’s world, Songs of Chaos is set in a future where everyone is genetically designed to be perfect. Dante, however, is a throwback, kept in a government-run complex for his unusual senses of sight and hearing. When a suspicious fire kills his fellow outcasts, he is targeted in a plot to finally rid the planet of “misfits.” Stowing away on a trader ship, he winds up in a strange world of space pirates where his artistic talents are valued, and where he may find his place within the pattern of life.
Praise for Songs of Chaos:
“The best book yet by one of SF’s hottest and hippest writers.” —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo-, Nebula-, and 14-time Aurora Award winner
Songs of Chaos has “color and verve and momentum and a serious point having to do with the undesirability of social stasis.” —Analog Science Fiction and Fact
“SF fans looking for less emphasis upon high-tech gadgetry and more upon a future culture will be rewarded by this effort.” —Booklist
Songs of Chaos is a “melange of intrigue, revolutionary politics, and fast-paced action. Lewitt keeps the story moving, leavens it with interesting detail and a sympathetic protagonist, and makes her social and psychological points incisively. Songs of Chaos is an excellent read with more to it than most sf action-adventure novels. It’s a throwback to days when sf adventure novels had to be about something other than running around the cosmos with bad guys chasing you.” —Locus
“The author has managed to take themes that everybody is using and still come up with a book that is fresh and different.” —SF Commentary
Songs of Chaos is now available as a 226-page trade paperback ($14.99; ISBN: 978-1-5154-1016-4), and will soon be available in a variety of ebook formats. Songs of Chaos—and all Fantastic Books publications—are distributed through Ingram, and available through all major online retailers and specialty sf shops via direct order from Fantastic Books.
Review copies available upon request.