I'm really pleased with how Pax Britannia: Dark Side has turned out, what with Mark Harrison's fantastic cover painting and Simon Parr's wonderful eye for design.
Dark Side includes the brand new Pax Britannia novella Proteus Unbound, featuring a couple of characters that readers of the second PB book Leviathan Rising should recognise.
But for those of you wanting to know more about the novel itself, here's the blurb from the back of the book:
START A NEW LIFE ON THE MOON!
Ulysses Quicksilver visits the British lunar colonies, searching for his missing brother, Barty, believed to be on the run from gambling debts on Earth. The clues lead our detective and his faithful butler into the path of unsolved murders, battling robots, shady millionaires and stolen uncanny inventions. Used to working inside the law, Ulysses is stalled when his pursuit puts him on the wrong side of the Luna Prime Police Force.
But why is Ulysses' ex-fiancee Emilia also in the colonies? Who is the strange eye-patched man following Ulysses? And what is really happening in a secret base on the dark side of the moon?
Used to meeting every adventure with a devil-may-care attitude and a snappy one-liner, Ulysses will be forever changed by the revelations he discovers on this most deadly of trips.