*British Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella*
A brand-new novella from Nunslinger author Stark Holborn, mixing the grit of the west with a cast of mathematicians from across history: a unique and unforgettable western adventure.
In the Western States, it doesn’t pay to count your blessings...
Professor Malago Browne, once the most notorious mathematician in the west, has been trying to leave her outlaw past behind for a quiet life. But all of that changes when her former partner – the deadly and capricious Pierre de Fermat – shows up with a proposition of a lifetime. One last job, one last ride: a heist big enough to escape the tyranny of the Capitol forever.
“A wild, rollicking and endlessly-surprising tale of low lives and higher mathematics. I loved it!”
– Lavie Tidhar, award-winning author of By Force Alone, Unholy Land, Central Station and more.
"A wonderful, fresh concept, brilliantly done."
– Joanne Harris, author of The Testament of Loki, The Strawberry Thief, Chocolat and many more