Gail Carriger's Latest

Crudrat Cover 5x8 size print free

Title: Crudrat

Series: Tinkered Stars (The Tinkered Stars 1)

Author: Gail Carriger

Publication date: April 1 2022


ISBN: print 9781944751241 ebook 9781944751371

Retail price: $4.99/$15.99

Available In: ebook | trade paperback | audio

Genre: Science Fiction


Maura is doomed to starve. Her space station has no further use for her. 




With only her crud-eating murmel and a fuzzy alien stranger to help, Maura must find a way to survive, before they catch her and blow what’s left of her life into space. 

In the far future, on a space-port the size of a city, crudrats scrape out a meager living cleaning the great machines that generate usable power. Only children can safely traverse the cramped tunnels and the massive blades that harvest crud. But one misstep and a crudrat gets caught on a blade edge and killed. Like rats, they scurry through the bulkheads, duty-bound to clean the air ducts so everyone else can breathe.

But, when they grow too big to be useful, they become outcasts. Now one of the forgotten, Maura might just be able to turn rejection into escape – if she’s resourceful enough.

In this classic YA adventure about finding one’s place in the universe, Gail Carriger brings golden age-style science fiction into the 21st century, stuffs it full of heart, and gives it a finely polished, gleaming edge. 


“Cravats, humour and kickassery are a given (it is Gail Carriger, after all). This time, Maura isn’t one of the upper crust. She isn’t anyone. It’s an interesting dynamic; the nastier side of human nature and classism are addressed. The world is creative and delightfully ridiculous, and the character dynamics fun.”

Books Glorious Books

Current Bio

Gail Carriger has multiple NYT bestsellers and millions of books in print in dozens of different languages. She writes book hugs - comedies of manners mixed with urban fantasy (and sexy queer joy as GL Carriger). She is best known for the Parasol Protectorate and Finishing School series. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

Hi-Res Author Photos for Download

Gail Carriger Headshot


Photo by Vanessa Applegate

Download Photo
Gail Carriger Steampunk Cosplay

Steampunk Cosplay

Photo by J. Daniel Sawyer

Download Photo

Gail on Social Media

Would you like to interview Gail? Are you a reviewer interested in her next self published work?
Please drop us a calling card.