A girl finds an apartment that’s too good to be true, lands a roommate who wants to devour the universe, crosses a doomsday cult determined to sacrifice the moon, and discovers that reality just isn’t what it used to be.
Just when things were looking down, Diana finds the perfect apartment. Things are going great until she discovers her new place sits on the nexus of a thousand shattered realities and comes with a roommate. He’s big. He’s green. He’s hairy. He wants to eat the universe. But that’s just the beginning of her problems. Metaphysically adrift in a universe more alien and impossible than she previously imagined, she faces down the curse of her new apartment, a growing number of other-dimensional horrors who want to pal around with her, a strange moon cult, and her own crumbling sanity.
It’s not all bad. Diana discovers she has a knack for accepting the unusual, and while it’s not an easy thing to confront things “man was not meant to know”, she can get by if she has to. Her bizarre new universe might be full of monsters, strange magic, and detours into realms of the impossible, but at least it’s never boring. Reality just ain’t what it used to be, but she can accept it. Now if she can only avoid being killed by her own pet monsters or stop from tumbling into madness, then everything should be just fine. Unless that all powerful moon god rips the universe into shreds.
But what are the odds of that?
Praise for A. Lee Martinez’s Chasing the Moon:
“Martinez excels at off-the-wall storytelling that perfectly suits this cheerful apocalyptic fantasy.” —Publisher's Weekly
“A solid, enjoyable book that continues to showcase Martinez’ facility with genre tropes … I strongly recommend Chasing the Moon. It is a fast-paced, really engaging read. Much like life, it has its moments of laugh–out-loud humor, coupled with moments of deep emotion … It’s a great summer book, perfect for reading on the beach … although beware of tentacles reaching up from the depths.” —The King of Elflands's Second Cousin
“Readers who like their science fiction on the wacky, mind-bending side, à la Douglas Adams, are sure to love this story that examines our place in the cosmos and our need to understand even the most inexplicable things.”
—RT Book Reviews
Length: 320 pp.
English (world) rights, Orbit/Hachette
Audio rights, Audible
For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
||A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself.
A. Lee Martinez’s website can be found at www.aleemartinez.com.