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Announcing THE FLOATING HOTEL by Grace Curtis

Grace Curtis’s FLOATING HOTEL, a cozy science fiction novel that follows a floating hotel in space, along with the colorful personalities of the staff and guests, and a mystery that spans the stars, to Navah Wolfe at DAW Books, for publication in Spring 2024, by Zoe Plant at The Bent Agency (North American).

Navah says, “I immediately fell in love with FLOATING HOTEL. This book is full of my favorite kinds of characters–complex, fascinating and full of layers—and the Grand Abeona Hotel feels like a character all on its own. This book is a warm hug of a story wrapped around a mystery spanning the stars. You’ll be happy you checked in to the Grand Abeona Hotel—and you won’t want to leave.”

Welcome to the Grand Abeona Hotel: home of the finest food, the sweetest service, and the very
best views the galaxy has to offer. All year round it moves from planet to planet, system to
system, pampering guests across the furthest reaches of the milky way. The last word in sub-
orbital luxury—and an absolute magnet for intrigue. Intrigues such as: Why are there love poems
in the lobby inbox? How many Imperial spies are currently on board? What is the true purpose of
the Problem Solver’s conference? And perhaps most pertinently—who is driving the ship?

Each guest has a secret, every member of staff a universe unto themselves. At the center of these
interweaving lives and interlocking mysteries stands Carl, one time stowaway, longtime manager,
devoted caretaker to the hotel. It’s the love of his life and the only place he’s ever called home.
But as forces beyond Carl’s comprehension converge on the Abeona, he has to face one final
question: when is it time to let go?

The Grand Budapest Hotel in space, FLOATING HOTEL is a cozy science fiction story of
misfits, rebels, found family—and a great mystery that spans the stars.

It’s available for preorder now.

Alyssa Winans created the iconic FLOATING HOTEL cover. Follow her on Instagram @alawinans and Twitter @alyssawinans.

About Author Grace Curtis

Grace Curtis has written on video games for magazines like Eurogamer and Edge, and she has a
day job at an indie game publisher called Future Friends. When not writing she can usually be
found up a hill somewhere, climbing or hiking or lolling idly in the grass. Her first
book, Frontier, was published in Spring 2023 (Hodderscape/UK, Solaris/US).