Downside Girls by Jaine Fenn

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The floating city of Kesh rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. For the Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence, while for those of the Undertow day to day survival takes precedence. Kesh City is a democracy by assassination, where the Angels - deadly state-sponsored killers - remove those unworthy to hold office. When Vanna Agriet accidentally spills her drink over an Angel it could spell death, but instead it leads to a rather peculiar friendship. The downsider Geal hopes for a better life topside, only to find herself embroiled in a 'removal' by the Angel Thiera. Downside, Isha's brother Rakul brings a little black box home with him, and sets Isha on a journey that takes her to a meeting with the most powerful man in Kesh City. Larnia Mier, a talented topside musician and instructor, is injured after witnessing a removal first-hand. As her abilities diminish, new possibilities open up. With a foreword by Alastair Reynolds (author of 'Revelation Space' and the recent 'Blue Remembered Earth', as well as 'On the Steel Breeze'), 'Downside Girls' is a standalone collection of interlinked stories by Jaine Fenn, that also shines new light on characters from 'Principles of Angels', Jaine's first novel in the 'Hidden Empire' series. ('Principles of Angels', 'Consorts of Heaven', Guardians of Paradise', 'Bringer of Light', and 'Queen of Nowhere').

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Alastair Reynolds Great Britain.
Published November 9, 2012 by Monico. 88 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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SF Crow's Nest

As her health deteriorates, she has to reassess both her life and her beliefs.

Jan 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Downside Girls

The British Fantasy Society

The stories are hard to talk about without spoilers, but there’s a story of revenge, a story of desperation, a fair warning against meddling, and a deeply personal story of personal horror and redemption.

Dec 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Downside Girls

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