New Title Spotlight: The Steel of Raithskar

Randall Garrett was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other SF magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He acted as a mentor to a young Robert Silverberg and is best known for his innovative Lord Darcy stories, which take place in an alternate version of our world where the Plantagenet dynasty never fell (and which are available in omnibus form as a Fantasy Masterwork paperback and a Gateway eBook!).

He also, starting at the beginning of the ’80s, plotted the seven-volume fantasy epic, The Gandalara Cycle, with his wife, author Vicki Ann Heydron.

Gateway is delighted to be publishing this epic sequence in eBook. The first volume, The Steel of Raithskar, is available now:

When the fireball hit the cruise ship, Richard Carillo was already on his way out – a terminally ill language professor. He regained consciousness as a well man in the desert… only it wasn’t a desert on Earth, and he was a man only because he was still male. More surprises awaited him in the exotic city of Raithskar – he was called Markasset, a master swordsman, son of a powerful leader, and a man on the run, accused of murder and the theft of a precious, sacred jewel. With the aid of Keeshah, a great war-cat with which he shared a telepathic link, he set out to clear his newfound name . . .

You can find more of Randall Garrett’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website, and read about him, and Vicki Ann Heydron, in their entries in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.