Solaris is pleased to announce that it has acquired the debut novel of Texan author Arianne "Tex" Thompson.
One Night in Sixes is a startlingly original Western-influenced rural fantasy novel that will be published in August 2014 with a stunning cover by Polish artist Tomasz Jedruszek.
This first novel from teacher Thompson is part of Solaris’s ongoing mission to publish the best science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and anthology titles from a diverse and progressive roster of authors from around the world.
The border town called Sixes is quiet in the heat of the day. Still, Appaloosa Elim has heard the stories about what wakes at sunset: gunslingers and shapeshifters and ancient earthly gods whose human faces never outlast the daylight.
If he ever wants to go home again, he’d better find his missing partner before they do. But if he’s caught out after dark, Elim risks succumbing to the old and sinister truth that lives in his own flesh - and discovering just how far he’ll go to survive the night.
About the author:
Arianne "Tex" Thompson is a native and lifelong resident of Texas. After earning a bachelor's degree in history from UT Dallas and a master's degree in literature from the University of Dallas, she went on to become a community college professor, teaching the fundamentals of English to adults writing below the eighth-grade level. Now a master teacher for academic tutoring and test prep services, as well as the managing editor for the DFW Writers Conference, Tex is a regular feature at high schools, writing conferences, and genre conventions alike. With her first book, a 'rural fantasy' novel called One Night in Sixes, Tex joins the growing ranks of Solaris authors committed to exciting, innovative and inclusive science fiction and fantasy.