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Undercity

(2014)
(Book 15 in the Skolian Empire series)
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BOOK ONE IN A BRAND NEW SERIES by Nebula and Hugo Award Winner Catherine Asaro set in the world of her Skolian Empire universe. In the galaxy-spanning future, Major Bhaajan is a tough female P.I. who works the dangerous streets of Undercity.

Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with, and clients with woes sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of dark and dangerous Undercity - the enormous capital of a vast star empire - to find answers.

About Undercity:
"Asaro plants herself firmly into that grand SF tradition of future history franchises favored by luminaries like Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, Anderson, Dickson, Niven, Cherryh, and Baxter. . .They don't write em like that anymore! Except Asaro does, with . . . up-to-the-minute savvy!" - Locus

"[Bhaajan], who starts out keeping an emotional distance from the people in the Undercity soon grows to think of them as her community once more. Asaro . . . returns to the Skolian empire's early history to tell Bhajaan's story." - Booklist

"Asaro delivers a tale rich with the embedded history of her world and bright with technical marvels. Her characters are engaging and intriguing and there is even a bit of romance. What really touched my heart was Bhaaj's interaction with the children of the aqueducts. I spent the last fifty pages of the book sniffling into a tissue." - SF Crowsnet

"I'm hooked, both on her writing and her Skolian universe. This book had everything I wanted: strong characters, a new and unique world, and a plot that isn't as simple as it first appears." - TerryTalk

About Catherine Asaro's Skolian saga:
"Entertaining mix of hard SF and romance." - Publishers Weekly

"Asaro's Skolian saga is now nearly as long and in many ways as compelling as Dune, if not more so, featuring a multitude of stronger female characters." - Booklist

"Rapid pacing and gripping suspense." - Publisher's Weekly

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Undercity (Skolian Empire)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 1-4767-8141-9 / 978-1-4767-8141-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Undercity (Skolian Empire)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
ISBN: 1-4767-3692-8 / 978-1-4767-3692-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Undercity
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Undercity
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Undercity (Major Baahjan series Book 1)
Author(s): Catherine Asaro
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA