Member News: New Release – The Kuiper Belt Job

Hugo- and Nebula-winning local author David D. Levine’s new science fiction novel will be released on November 7 2023 from small press Caezik SF&F. THE KUIPER BELT JOB is a caper story in space, a mash-up of OCEAN’S 11 and THE EXPANSE with a dollop of FIREFLY and LEVERAGE.

It’s an ensemble piece with complex character relationships and a twisty, compelling plot, but beneath the entertaining surface it raises deep questions about identity and personhood. In a world where minds can be copied, what does it mean to be “me”? “Once upon a time in the Solar System, there was a gang called The Cannibal Club. Strange, the man with the plan; Max, the muscle; Damien, the pilot; Alicia, the thief; Tai, the hacker; Shweta, the grifter; and Kane, the new kid. They would break into banks, hack systems, swindle the rich and powerful, run guns… whatever it took. Then came the Orca Job, the job that would set them all up for life… and it didn’t go well. They lost the money, they lost their ship, and some of them lost their lives. The survivors scattered in a storm of recriminations.

Now it’s ten years later, and Cayce — Strange’s son, whom no one knew even existed — shows up at Kane’s door with a story: Strange is being held captive, and Cayce is putting the gang back together to break him out. But after ten years, no one is who they were… and some are not what they seem.

THE KUIPER BELT JOB is the new novel from David D. Levine, Portland-based author of the Andre Norton Nebula Award winning novel ARABELLA OF MARS, sequels ARABELLA AND THE BATTLE OF VENUS and ARABELLA THE TRAITOR OF MARS, and over fifty SF and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon. Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF,, numerous Year’s Best anthologies, and his award-winning collection SPACE MAGIC.

David will be appearing at the following Portland and Seattle events:

• Sep 22-24, 2023: Rose City Comic Con, Portland, Oregon Link

• Nov 9, 2023: Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Beaverton, Oregon link

• Nov 10-12, 2023: OryCon, Portland, Oregon Link

• Nov 21, 2023: University Bookstore, Seattle, Washington Link

For more information, please see David’s Website, Facebook, Wandering Shop, and Bluesky.