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A Pale Light in the Black

(2020)
(The first book in the NeoG series)
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The Expanse meets the Battle Room in Ender's Game as K. B. Wagers brings us therollicking first entry in a unique science fiction series that introduces the Near-Earth Orbital Guard—NeoG—a military force patrolling and protecting space inspired by the real-life mission of the U.S. Coast Guard.

For the past year, their close loss in the annual Boarding Games has haunted Interceptor Team: Zuma’s Ghost. With this year’s competition looming, they’re looking forward to some payback—until an unexpected personnel change leaves them reeling. Their best swordsman has been transferred, and a new lieutenant has been assigned in his place.

Maxine Carmichael is trying to carve a place in the world on her own—away from the pressure and influence of her powerful family. The last thing she wants is to cause trouble at her command on Jupiter Station. With her new team in turmoil, Max must overcome her self-doubt and win their trust if she’s going to succeed. Failing is not an option—and would only prove her parents right.

But Max and the team must learn to work together quickly. A routine mission to retrieve a missing ship has suddenly turned dangerous, and now their lives are on the line. Someone is targeting members of Zuma’s Ghost, a mysterious opponent willing to kill to safeguard a secret that could shake society to its core . . . a secret that could lead to their deaths and kill thousands more unless Max and her new team stop them.

Rescue those in danger, find the bad guys, win the Games. It’s all in a day’s work at the NeoG.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Wagers delivers a space adventure that's a found family story that's an interstellar conspiracy story that's... it just keeps going! Fierce, rollicking, kind, intimate and vast. If A Long Way to A Small, Angry Planet had more kickboxing matches and death-defying space rescues, this would be the book. Go Neo-G!" - Max Gladstone

"If Wagers didn't serve, they certainly got the skinny from somebody who lived it and it shows. They spin a captivating sea-story in space. As an ex-Coast Guardsman, I appreciate that what the crew lacks in gear, they make up for in heart. Semper Paratus." - Nathan Lowell

"Great characters and white knuckle tension. Recommended." - Gareth L Powell

"Perfect for fans of Becky Chambers, A Pale Light in the Black is an energetic, unique military sci-fi with a found family heart." - Emily Skrutskie


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Used availability for K B Wagers's A Pale Light in the Black

Hardback Editions

February 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
ISBN: 0-06-288778-5 / 978-0-06-288778-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
ISBN: 0-06-288779-3 / 978-0-06-288779-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A Neog Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
ISBN: 1-09-411580-0 / 978-1-09-411580-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A Neog Novel (The NeoG Series)
Author(s): K B Wagers
ISBN: 1-09-411581-9 / 978-1-09-411581-8
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A Neog Novel (The NeoG Series)
Author(s): K B Wagers
ISBN: 1-09-411582-7 / 978-1-09-411582-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
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Kindle Editions

March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel
Author(s): K B Wagers
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU