Infidel by Kameron Hurley is the follow-up to the Arthur C Clarke short-listed God’s War, out from Del Rey (£8.99). Hurley was a British Fantasy Award winner in 2012 for Best Newcomer.
“Nyx used to be an assassin, part of the sisterhood of the Bel Dames. Now she’s babysitting diplomats to make ends meet and longs for the days when killing was a lot more honourable. So, when her former ‘sisters’ lead a coup against the government, she‘s the perfect choice to stop them.
In a rotten nation of giant bugs and renegade shape shifters, Nyx must forge unlikely allies and rekindle old acquaintances if she is to survive. Otherwise, this time, the bodies she leaves scattered across the continent may include her own…”