OSIRIS: Book One of The Osiris Project
“A fantastic blend of worldbuilding, excellent storytelling and complex characters.”
- SF Signal
My debut novel Osiris is published by Night Shade Books in the US and Del Rey UK, and is the first in a trilogy, The Osiris Project.
“Marvellously well done.”
- Adam Roberts, Arthur C. Clarke Award & BFSA nominee
“A vivid, exotic, turbulent world on the far, far side of our own era, populated by characters delicate and brawling, refined and coarse, timid and bold, vengeful and loving—in short, a full spectrum of humanity.”
- Paul Di Filippo, author of A Princess of The Linear Jungle
“At a time when writing the far future novels is harder and harder Swift does it with style, brains and heart. Osiris is a fine mix of mystery and apocalyptic intrigue on a human scale.”
- Richard Kadrey, author of Sandman Slim
Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world and the world has lost her…
Adelaide Rechnov, wealthy socialite and granddaughter of the Architect, spends her time in pointless luxury, rebelling against her family in a series of jaded social extravagances and scandals until her twin brother disappears in mysterious circumstances.
Vikram Bai lives in the Western Quarter, home to the poor descendants of storm refugees and effectively quarantined from the wealthy elite. His people live with cold and starvation, but the brutal winter coming promises civil unrest, and a return to the riots of previous years.
Brought together by circumstance and fate, these two very different people attempt to bridge the divide lurking at the heart of Osiris, but who is using whom, and what secrets will they uncover?
CATAVEIRO: Book Two of The Osiris Project (forthcoming 2013)
A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from ‘the lost city’ Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of fables.
Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane. The only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home.
Glimpsing an opportunity for redemption, Taeo discovers there is one survivor of the shipwreck: the sole proof that Osiris exists. He and Ramona find themselves caught up in a perilous conflict of interests over the secret of the sea city, a secret which will have severe repercussions on their lives, their homes, and their loved ones.
Night Shade Books
Hardback: Amazon.com // Barnes and Noble // Powell’s // Night Shade Books
Paperback (June 2013): Amazon.com // Barnes and Noble // Night Shade Books
Ebook: Baen ebooks // Kindle US (search “osiris e j swift”)
Audio: Audible US
Night Shade Books
Del Rey UK
Trade paperback: Amazon.co.uk