Alex White was born and raised in the American south. They take photos, write music, and spend hours on YouTube watching other people blacksmith. They value challenging and subversive writing, but they'll settle for a good time.Alex lives in the shadow of Huntsville, Alabama's rockets with their spouse, son, two dogs and a cat named Grim. Favored pastimes include Legos and racecars. They take their whiskey neat and their espresso black.
"A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a raucous
genre-buster that careens through a series of hear-stopping curves
and roars to a podium finish. Bratty, brilliant racer Nilah and
hard-boiled cynic Boots are as winning a pair of strong female
characters as I've met in years. A pacy plot, a diverse supporting
cast, and a vivid set of worlds round out this highly entertaining
series opener. Alex White is going to be leading the pack for years
--Claire Humphrey, author of Spells of Blood and Kin
"A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a rollicking fun ride. I enjoyed it a lot, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy."--Locus
"To call this book fast-paced or action-packed is underselling it. Buckle up, readers: this is a ride you won't want to get off until the end."--B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog
"White's assured debut is an entertaining throwback with some fun worldbuilding and two great lead characters."--Publishers Weekly
"A clever fusion of magic and sci-fi makes this book a total blast. I was hooked from page one."--V. E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series
"[T]his ambitious start...combines magic and space opera to create a fast-paced adventure with charismatic characters and formidable enemies in a realized universe of greed and power."--Booklist
"This universe's thrilling combination of technology and magic traps two tough women in a fight for their lives, and although Nilah has a better life to fight for, Boots is marvelously stubborn. Guaranteed to make you wonder what kind of sigil you'd draw in their world."--R. E. Stearns, author of Barbary Station
"Racing! Treasure and smuggling! A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe is a gripping quest for justice among salvage and magic--I really loved it."
--Mur Lafferty, author of Six Wakes
"A crazy blend of SF and fantasy concepts, with exciting characters and a brilliant universe - highly recommend!"--Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus Wars series
"An exciting, fast-paced, magic-fueled treasure hunt across the galaxy."
--Corey J. White, author of the Voidwitch series
"A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe starts in high gear and never lets up. Boasting action, intrigue and deadly fusions of technology and magic, you have to remember to put the book down now and then to take a breath!"
--Mike Brooks, author of Dark Run