Our New Book of the Week is Run to the Stars by Michael Scott Rohan, as enthused about last month by Gollancz editor extraordinaire, Marcus Gipps.
Life on Earth was intolerable – and yet Man had stayed there, his dreams and potential suffocating under the dead weight of bureaucracy.
The stars were attainable – thanks to the Infall Drive – but only a few heard the call of deep space. Some had already gone to colonise a new world. The second ship was ready at last. Ready to escape the Earth’s prison; ready to seek refuge in deepest space. But it wasn’t only freedom that awaited it…
You can find more of Michael Scott Rohan’s work via his author page on the SF Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.