cover image The Worst of All Possible Worlds

The Worst of All Possible Worlds

Alex White. Orbit, $16.99 trade paper (528p) ISBN 978-0-316-41214-8

The unputdownable final space opera of White’s Salvagers trilogy (following A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy) launches the scrappy crew of the Capricious into a deadly, all-or-nothing battle against a magic-wielding genocidal maniac who plans to obliterate life across the galaxy. Lives, treasures, and entire planets have been lost, and now the wisecracking, sharp-edged Capricious salvage crew must race to track down the last pieces of knowledge and technology they need to defeat Henrick Witts, a foe who possesses godly magic that was thought to be long forgotten. As if they weren’t in over their heads already, they must also locate the mythic, heavily defended location of humanity’s homeworld, and face down Witts’s lethal space station, which has the capacity to devastate entire starship fleets. White’s tale of justice and vengeance sends the series out on a high note with electrifying action sequences, depth, and darkness. This thrilling finale will have readers on the edges of their seats. Agent: Connor Goldsmith, Fuse Literary. (Aug.)