Gerald Brandt’s The Courier is a stunning debut: a fast-paced cyberpunky story of a future Los Angeles with a kick-ass heroine you’ll never forget. A terrific book from a distinctive new voice; I’m looking forward to many more books from this author.
— Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night
The Courier is lean and mean as Kris’s rugged ride, ripping through plot and world-building at a relentless pace, which makes its quieter and more contemplative moments all the more striking, giving us just enough time to catch our breath before Kris has to hop on her bike again and get moving. Brandt has created a darkly gripping vision of the future, and we hope to explore the strata of San Angeles in many more novels to come.
- Jeff Somers, B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
Finalist for the prestigious Aurora Award 2017
KRIS BALLARD is a motorcycle courier. A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border. In a world where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of 14, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone’s help. Witnessing the murder of one of her clients changes everything.
Now the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only world she knows: the Level 1 streets. Running from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by MILLER, only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn’t understand. They work together to stay ahead of the corporate killers, until Miller falls into their hands. Kris realizes being alone isn’t the answer, and she’s willing to do anything to get him back.
Available now from DAW Books. Read an excerpt.
The Courier is available in audio, narrated by Ali Ahn and James Colby. You can listen to an excerpt here.
News About The Courier
February 7, 2017
Locus Magazine Bestsellers List
January 17, 2017
Nebula Suggested Reading List
December 7, 2016
Game Vortex – Review
November 27, 2016
On A Dark Stormy Review
November 4, 2016
Unbound Worlds – Cyberpunk’s Not Dead
October 20, 2016
June 15, 2016
Canada Broadcasting Corporation – 10 Candian science fiction books you need to read
April 30, 2016
Winnipeg Free Press – Review
April 8, 2016
The Qwillery – Interview
March 23, 2016
Winnipeg Free Press: The Courier hit the bestsellers list again.
March 14, 2016
SF Signal: Gerald Brandt on Creating San Angeles
March 9, 2016
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Hit the bestseller list at position #2
March 7, 2016
My Bookish Ways: Gerald Brandt on The Courier, cyberpunk, and what comes next
March 3, 2016
io9: All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About
March 2, 2016
Butterfly-o-Meter Books Review
March 1, 2016
amazon.com: Best Books of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy
March 1, 2016
Barnes & Nobel: B&N Bookseller’s Picks for March 2016
February 28, 2016
Barnes & Nobel : THE COURIER Brings Cyberpunk Roaring Nack to Life
February 16, 2016
Inverse: An interview with Gerald Brandt
February 15, 2016
My Bookish Ways lists THE COURIER as one of its must Read Books.
February 8, 2016
And here is a fan made video trailer for THE COURIER!
January 17, 2016
THE COURIER made it to the front page of sfsignal.com today.
January 14, 2016
Kirkus Reviews has released their list of 150 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror books to look forward to in 2016.