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An Oath of Dogs by Wendy Wagner

An Oath of Dogs

An Oath of Dogs by Wendy Wagner
Mass Market Paperback
Jul 04, 2017 | 432 Pages
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“All of Wendy Wagner’s stories feature a rare and precious element: tremendous heart. An Oath of Dogs is an excellent example of this – with an expansive SFF universe, exploration of philosophy, theology, and issues right at the heart of what it means to colonize a strange world. Wagner’s characters are compelling and true. An Oath of Dogs combines echoes of Vernor Vinge and Sherri S Tepper with Wagner’s own unique vision for the planet of Huginn and those who are trying to survive the planet, and each other.”
– Fran Wilde, Andre Norton & Compton Crook-award winning, Nebula Nominated author of Updraft and Cloudbound

“A compelling tale of corporate intrigue and biology, set on a thoroughly imagined world. Perfect for any fan of eco-science fiction and world building. A really great read.”
– Pat Murphy, author of The City, Not Long After and The Falling Woman

“Wagner’s exquisite world-building takes Manifest Destiny to the stars. There’s a dark Romanticism here, and it asks big questions about humanity and the cosmos. An Oath of Dogs is smart, dangerous, and impossible to put down.”
– Darin Bradley, author of TotemChimpanzee, and Noise

An Oath of Dogs nails the rough-hewn feel of a frontier town, then mixes it up with intergalactic corporate intrigue and alien biology.  It’s like Lake Wobegon mashed up with a Michael Crichton thriller, as unlikely a melding of cultures as the world of Huginn itself, creating a story that mashes massive questions of religion and ethics together with the joy of science and discovery.”
– Ferrett Steinmetz, author of the ‘Mancer series

An Oath of Dogs is a welcome exoplanetary colony sci-fi trip riddled with mystery and conspiracy. Wagner paints an immersive world packed with history and an ecosystem that is simultaneously wondrous and terrifying, and fills it with real, deep characters and a haunting yet engaging atmosphere. I didn’t want to leave!”
– Jason LaPier, author of the Dome Trilogy

“I really enjoyed this science fiction mystery! I am a sucker for stories set on alien planets, especially when the flora and fauna are part of the story. Add in a questionably ethical mega-corporation, a religious sect that helped colonize the planet, mysterious and scary feral dogs and MURDER – and you’ve got yourself a good story.”
– Leveled Up Reading

An Oath of Dogs is a good, solid sci-fi thriller, set in an interesting world and peopled with sympathetic characters.”
– Strange Bookfellows

An Oath of Dogs is a riveting story, the kind one might tell around a campfire, if it were a short story instead of a novel. The blue butterflies, the caterpillars, the comparison to Earth’s ants, and the theme of what humans do in extreme situations: it may seem a lot of disparate elements are piled into one story, but Wendy Wagner knows exactly what she’s doing with each piece.”
– Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine

An Oath of Dogs is an entertaining and enjoyable read.”
– Locus

“Wagner’s mystery-in-space is a fast-moving pager-turner, but Hattie’s star turn brings something new to sci-fi.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“An entertaining book.”
– Purple Owl Reviews

“An enjoyable eco-sci-fi read I’d recommend to any one who enjoys sci-fi, biology and thrillers.”
– The Dreamland Bookshelf

“This novel, it’s exactly the kind of Sci-Fi that I adore with strange alien biology, stories of settlers trying to make a living and it has an adorable dog in it.”
– Brenhines Books

“Wagner’s prose cuts deepest when dealing with horror, and one can’t help but paw the dirt, hoping her next novel smells even more strongly of disaster.”
– Willamette Week

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