Song of Scarabaeus (Eos/Harper Voyager 2010)NOMINATED for:
2010 PHILIP K DICK AWARD
2010 AUREALIS AWARD for BEST SF NOVEL
The best cypherteck in the galaxy, Edie can reinvent planets with little more than a thought. Trained since childhood in advanced biocyph seed technology by the all-powerful Crib empire, her mission is to terraform alien worlds while her masters bleed the outlawed Fringe populations dry. When renegade mercenaries kidnap Edie, she's not entirely sure it's a bad thing... until they leash her to a bodyguard, Finn - a former freedom fighter-turned-slave, beaten down but never broken. If Edie strays from Finn's side, he dies. If she doesn't cooperate, the pirates will kill them both.
But Edie's abilities far surpass anything her enemies imagine. And now, with Finn her only ally as the merciless Crib closes in, she'll have to prove it or die on the site of her only failure... a world called Scarabaeus.
Children of Scarabaeus (Harper Voyager 2011)NOMINATED for:
2011 AUREALIS AWARD for BEST SF NOVEL
Edie Sha'nim believes she and her bodyguard lover, Finn, could find refuge from the tyranny of the Crib empire by fleeing to the Fringe worlds. But Edie's extraordinary cypherteck ability to manipulate the ecology of evolving planets makes her far too valuable to lose. Recaptured and forced to cooperate - or else she will watch Finn die - Edie is shocked to discover the Crib's new breed of cypherteck: children. She cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.
But escape - for Edie, for Finn, and for the exploited young - will require the ultimate sacrifice... and a shocking act of rebellion with universe-shattering consequences.
Buzz for the Scarabaeus books"This brilliantly conceived debut heralds a significant new talent... Creasy's convincing scientific speculation, appealing characterizations, and eerie alien landscapes make this science fiction romance deeply satisfying."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A powerful debut... gripping characterization, non-stop action, fascinating biological speculation, and a dash of romance. Don't miss it!"--Linnea Sinclair (RITA Award winning author)
"Sara Creasy is a new writer to watch, and Song of Scarabaeus is a novel to read and enjoy... Creasy's imaginatively constructed universe draws the reader in"--Vonda N. McIntyre (Hugo and Nebula Award winning author)
"The tension never lets up, both in the action and between the characters, from the first page to the last."--Trudi Canavan (New York Times bestselling author)
"Traditionally, readers of fantasy are looking for well-developed characters while SF fans want plot and action. Song of Scarabaeus definitely has both going for it." --Robin Hobb (New York Times bestselling author)
"With subtle description, the characters and landscapes jump off the page… a highly impressive science fiction novel from a promising new author.--SciFiChick.com
"Debut novelist Sara Creasy has hit the ball out of the park with Song of Scarabaeus, a fast-paced and chilling sci-fi romance set against an eerie alien landscape."--Love Romances & More
"Sara Creasy’s debut novel is gripping, blending exciting action with emotional involvement in a way that kept me hanging on every page."--SF Revu