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Mirari acquires Xan van Rooyen aetherpunk novella

Reader, it's announcement time!

We can now reveal that we've acquired Xan van Rooyen's Waypoint Seven for international publication.

Set in Xan van Rooyen's Frayverse, Waypoint Seven is an aetherpunk novella weaving together inspiration from the author's country of birth, South Africa, and adopted homeland, Finland.

Xan van Rooyen author photo
Xan van Rooyen | credit: Mark H.

"Waypoint Seven is exactly the kind of genre-bending, intriguing and outright gripping content that Mirari is looking for," says Mirari CEO Marius du Plessis. "It's a privilege to have a powerhouse author like Xan join the house; their experience as an author shines through every word of this story. Waypoint Seven is a guaranteed good read and we can't wait to share it with you!"

An orphan with a terrible secret, transgender Runo ekes out a living with his found-family in the remote city of Askeria by scavenging magic detritus fallen through the Fray for his brutal scav-boss. Life has always been a struggle for city strays, but as the High Priestess begins condemning those with unsanctioned magic to death, Runo knows the only way he and his crew will survive is if they leave Askeria for good. But escape doesn’t come cheap. Runo's crew thinks their troubles are over when their scavenging leads them to an angel, intact and—unfortunately—very much alive with their own agenda. While trying to evade his scav-boss, save his girlfriend from succumbing to the magical flesh-eating disease known as the Rust, and worse, Runo’s past catches up with him even as he and his crew uncover a shocking truth that will not only rewrite the history of Askeria, but change the future of humanity forever.


Waypoint Seven is scheduled for publication in July 2024 and will be available in digital format.


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