The aliens are coming for us and they want our voices.
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger brings you a gloriously warm and unique scifi about the power of art, celebrity, and found family.
Phex is a barista on a forgotten moon. Which is fine – he likes being ignored and he's good at making drinks. Until one day an alien hears him singing and recruits him to become a god. Now Phex is thrust headfirst into the galaxy's most cutthroat entertainment industry, where music is visible, the price of fame can kill, and the only friends he has want to be worshiped.
Welcome to the divinity. Where there is no difference between celebrity and religion, love and belief, acolyte and alien. Where the right kind of obsession can drive a person crazy or turn them divine.
"A tapestry that is simultaneously witty, charming, exhilarating and downright fun." ~ fantasyliterature.com (Soulless)
Becky Chambers meets The Voice in the first of the Tinkered Starsong trilogy in which the mysterious Dyesi are trying to take over the universe, but they're doing it so beautifully we might just let them.
Also by Gail Carriger
Crudrat (set in the same universe)The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)The Delightfully Deadly storiesThe Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)The Supernatural Society storiesThe Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)The Claw & Courtship stories
As G L Carriger
The 5th Gender (also scifi set in the same universe)
Worth the Wait
It took me longer to get into this book than other Carriger novels, but I think it’s because the main character is closed off and that really comes through in the writing. Also, just like real reality show, it took until about halfway through to remember names, species, and personalities while reading. Still, it is well written and well worth the time to read it.