Cover Reveal for Jim C. Hines’s Terminal Uprising!

Want to see something wonderful, Space Unicorns?

Last year, Hugo Award-winning author Jim C. Hines introduced us to the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse in his novel Terminal Alliance from DAW Books. A band of unlikely heroes saved the galaxy with Jim’s usual humor, humanity, and overflowing imagination.

Next year, Jim will be returning to the adventures of Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists in the sequel, Terminal Uprising! And great news, Space Unicorns! We are debuting today the fabulous cover by artist Dan Dos Santos, the novel’s synopsis, and the pre-ordering information so you can get this novel when it is released on February 12, 2019!

ALSO, THERE IS MORE, SPACE UNICORNS! Would you like a chance to receive a signed hardcover copy of Jim C. Hines’s Terminal Alliance, courtesy of Jim and DAW Books? Just leave a comment here (or Tweet with the hashtag #uncannyterminalalliance) with your idea for the worst job in SF/F! (Please no “Cleaning the holodeck” jokes. ) You have until 11:59 pm Central on Wednesday, May 30! One of you awesome people will be chosen at random for this delightful book! (Now closed! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT JOBS!)



The Official Terminal Uprising Synopsis:

Human civilization didn’t just fall. It was pushed.
The Krakau came to Earth in the year 2104. By 2105, humanity had been reduced to shambling, feral monsters. In the Krakau’s defense, it was an accident, and a century later, they did come back and try to fix us. Sort of.
It’s been four months since Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos learned the truth of that accident. Four months since she and her team of hygiene and sanitation specialists stole the EMCS Pufferfish and stopped a bioterrorism attack against the Krakau homeworld. Four months since she set out to find proof of what really happened on Earth all those years ago.
Between trying to protect their secrets and fighting the xenocidal Prodryans, who’ve been escalating their war against everyone who isn’t Prodryan, the Krakau have their tentacles full.
Mops’ mission changes when she learns of a secret Krakau laboratory on Earth. A small group under command of Fleet Admiral Belle-Bonne Sage is working to create a new weapon, one that could bring victory over the Prodryans … or drown the galaxy in chaos.
To discover the truth, Mops and her rogue cleaning crew will have to do the one thing she fears most: return to Earth, a world overrun by feral apes, wild dogs, savage humans, and worse. (After all, the planet hasn’t been cleaned in a century and a half!) What Mops finds in the filthy ruins of humanity could change everything, assuming she survives long enough to share it.
Perhaps humanity isn’t as dead as the galaxy thought.


Praise for Terminal Alliance:

“The book is damn hilarious. It’s less Tanya Huff and more Phule’s Company in the best possible way. It’s witty and sharp, it sneaks in some social commentary, and it skates just on the right side of the line between clever absurdity and complete chaos.” —Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Jim Hines is one of the funniest, and most fun, writers in our genre! Terminal Alliance skewers science fiction tropes and takes on a wild romp through an original universe.” —Tobias S. Buckell, author of the Xenowealth series

Terminal Alliance was a really fun read. Mops is a great POV character, and I enjoyed the way that the maintenance crew got to be the heroes—but also they didn’t just pick up the controls of the ship and fly around as though it were super easy.” —Ann Leckie, Nebula- and Hugo-winning author of Ancillary Justice

“I enjoyed Terminal Alliance very much. It’s a spunky, irreverent interstellar romp with most unlikely heroes and frequent laugh-out-loud moments. I look forward to more adventures featuring this delightful cast of galactic janitors.” —Marko Kloos, author of the Frontlines series

“Like the slightly demented love child of Douglas Adams and Elizabeth Moon, Terminal Alliance is clever, silly, full of surprises, and unfailingly entertaining. Apparently Jim C. Hines is capable of being funny in every genre.” —Deborah Blake, author of the Baba Yaga series

“Hines (Libriomancer) delivers a fantastic space opera that doesn’t skimp on the action and excitement but pairs it with a hefty dose of slightly scatological humor. The author is especially clever in having Mops and her team leverage cleaning tools and a knowledge of spaceship plumbing to fight their enemies.” —Library Journal (starred)

“[Terminal Alliance] is also good science fiction: a solid premise, an expansive universe, a compelling history, a strong and varied cast of characters, pulse-pounding action, and a galactic crisis with high stakes. The fact that it’s funny is icing on a rich and delicious cake. Clever, and should appeal to fans of Douglas Adams and John Scalzi.” —Booklist


Pre-order links for Terminal Uprising!

18 Responses to “Cover Reveal for Jim C. Hines’s Terminal Uprising!”

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    • Tibicina

      Accounting for a time-travel force. How do you do accruals when the expenses happened 100 years ago?

  2. AlterJBD1

    Most terrible jobs are related to food consumption or elimination. I’d think cleaning out a large live food containment unit two weeks after a massive system failure would be pretty awful on multiple sensory levels.

  3. ZachWrites

    I think the worst job would have to be cleaning up after time travel mistakes. Someone has to document the digestive issues that come from eating time-displaced food…

  4. Zyphax

    Probably plumbing would be the worst. So many bodily fluids.

  5. thropots

    Level 1 tech support for an interstellar communications and translation program. No one ever calls tech support when things are working, and having to negotiate the cultural misunderstandings bound to happen with a mal-functioning communications program could only make it worse.

    Or else a proofreader for Vogon poetry.

  6. [email protected]

    Cleaning Mark Watney’s spacesuit after his rescue from Mars.
    (Mark Watney from The Martian by Andrew Weir)

  7. JoanneBB

    Daycare or Preschool teacher on a long-term mission type spaceship with families. Limited space, restrictions on where kids can go, parents whose schedules may change suddenly, keeping kids safe and entertained when everyone around is busy… and what is potty training like if the artificial gravity goes out?

  8. weylyn42

    Medical test subject of vaccines for and treatments of alien diseases.

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  10. IOWApublicity

    Being the judge for a Vogan poetry contest.

  11. filkferengi

    Valet/tailor to a zombie.

  12. Irishmak

    Tour guide for the time travel tour bus. “And now, on your right- oh, wait, no. That hasn’t happened. Yet.”

  13. sraun

    Life Support Engineer at James White’s Sector General Hospital. You have to deal with all the inputs AND outputs from how many different species?

  14. Shadowling

    Zoo keeper, imagine having to keep the sarlac fed, or not getting turned to stone with the basalisk.

  15. Jedda

    Farmer in Westeros. You think everything is fine and then you get twelve years of winter.

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