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Lady Eve's Last Con

Published by Solaris
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About The Book

Hearts will race and anti-grav boots will fly in this scifi rom-com perfect for fans of WINTER'S ORBIT and THE RED SCHOLAR'S WAKE.

Ruth Johnson and her sister Jules have been small-time hustlers on the interstellar cruise lines for years. But then Jules fell in love with one of their targets, Esteban Mendez-Yuki, sole heir to the family insurance fortune. Esteban seemed to love her too, until she told him who she really was, at which point he fled without a word.

Now Ruth is set on revenge: disguised as provincial debutante Evelyn Ojukwu and set for the swanky satellite New Monte, she’s going to make Esteban fall in love with her, then break his heart and take half his fortune. At least, that's the plan. But Ruth hadn't accounted for his older sister, Sol, a brilliant mind in a dashing suit... and much harder to fool.

Sol is hot on Ruth's tail, and as the two women learn each other’s tricks, Ruth must decide between going after the money and going after her heart.

About The Author

Rebecca Fraimow is an author and archivist living in Boston. Her short fiction has recently appeared in PodCastle, The Fantasist, and Consolation Songs: Optimistic Speculative Fiction for a Time of Pandemic, among other venues. Her short story in Consolation Songs, "This Is New Gehesran Calling," appeared on the longlist for the 2021 Hugo Award.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Solaris (June 4, 2024)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781837861590

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Raves and Reviews

"Lady Eve had me hooked from page 1. Charming and funny, smart and unique, Fraimow's novel is perfect for fans of Becky Chambers who want fascinating worldbuilding with unforgettable characters. Ruthi and Sol will have you pining, cheering, and rolling your eyes in utter delight. A must read." — Bethany Jacobs, author of These Burning Stars

"Jazz Age drama smashes into glittering space opera, and boy, the sparks are worth the price of admission! Fraimow takes us on a clever, heartfelt and entertaining romp featuring high society, revenge, gangsters, and a cynical con artist in over her well-coiffed head. Delicious, propulsive fun." — Freya Marske, author of The Last Binding trilogy

"Lady Eve's Last Con is the absolute perfect mash-up of science-fiction, romantic-comedy, and heist adventure. This sapphic enemies-to-lovers had us gasping, laughing out loud, and swooning. From the intricate world-building to the relatable characters who are impossible not to root for, this electrifying story was impossible to put down!" — Elizabeth Helen, author of Bonded by Thorns

“A delightful story about what happens when the billionaire target of your galactic revenge plot has a terrifyingly sexy half-sister. It’s got zest, it’s got style, it’s got society balls, dramatic reversals, incredible outfits, and a beach episode. Fraimow knows exactly what she’s doing.” —Emily Tesh, author of Some Desperate Glory

"Lady Eve's Last Con is the charming, space-hopping, queer rom-com of your dreams! Drop Ocean’s 8 into Fhloston Paradise, stir in a quirky sapphic romance, sprinkle with a host of deliciously daring schemes and witty characters, and imbibe this glittering delight of a debut." — Ren Hutchings, author of Under Fortunate Stars

"Ingenious, heart-warming and hilarious, Lady Eve's Last Con is the sparkling sapphic space caper romcom of my dreams." —Zen Cho, award-winning author of Black Water Sister

"Wildly fun and incredibly romantic, all the glitter of the Jazz Age and the brilliance of space opera in one story."—Everina Maxwell, author of Winter's Orbit

“Compulsively readable and totally delightful.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A romp that builds to a spectacular ending.” NY Times

“An immensely enjoyable romp.” Locus

“Rebecca Fraimow has a blast with the queer con artist at the heart of Lady Eve’s Last Con.”

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