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Cover Reveal: Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang

In which we showcase the cover of S.L. Huang’s Zero Sum Game which is being published by Tor this year!

Without further ado, behold! The smugglerific cover!

The Cover:

About the book:

“This book lines up like a perfect, elegant equation – it’s fast, furious, and adds up to one of the coolest, most crackin’ reads this year. ” – Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Invasive and Star Wars: Aftermath

“The smartest and thrillingest book you’ll read all year.” – Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings and The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

“Paced at a flat out sprint, Zero Sum Game deploys an astonishing array of weapons together with the prickly charms of its math genius protagonist on her turbulent journey toward trust and connection.” – Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy and the Crossroads series

Cas Russell is the geek’s Jack Reacher… ZERO SUM GAME is a smart, accessible sf thriller with blockbuster appeal.

Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she’ll take any job for the right price.

As far as Cas knows, she’s the only person around with a superpower…until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people’s minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world’s puppet master.

Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she’s involved. There’s only one problem… She doesn’t know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.

About the Author:

SL Huang is an Amazon-bestselling author who justifies her MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. Her debut novel, Zero Sum Game, is upcoming from Tor Books in October 2018, and her short fiction has sold to The Book Smugglers, Analog, and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016, among others.

She is also a Hollywood stuntwoman and firearms expert, where she’s appeared on shows such as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Raising Hope.” Her proudest geek moment was getting to be killed by Nathan Fillion. The first professional female armorer in the industry, she’s worked with actors such as Sean Patrick Flanery, Jason Momoa, and Danny Glover, and been hired as a weapons expert for reality shows such as “Top Shot” and “Auction Hunters.” She’s currently on a film hiatus in Tokyo, but you can find her online at or on Twitter as @sl_huang.


Zero Sum Game will be out October 2, 2018 from Tor Books. You can preorder the hardcover or ebook from Amazon or Barnes and Noble now.


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  • Paul Weimer
    February 6, 2018 at 10:21 am


  • E.Maree
    February 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    YESSSSSS ZERO SUM GAME. Loved this when it was self-pubbed and I am SO HYPED for our girl Cas to reach a new, wider audience!

  • Jordan
    February 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Ooh, that’s a nice cover. Sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out!

  • Paul Wiley
    February 7, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Can’t wait to re-read it in actual, paper, bookified form!

  • Pyo
    February 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Nice enough, but disappointing compared to the old one. No more female protagonist silhouette. Lame review praise instead of cool tagline. Dull colors. If I went through random novels, I’d probably assume that this is “just” a random novel. The other one might have artistically been on a lower level (I really couldn’t say, I’m no artist) but at least it had a certain “aha, I might want to look at this!” effect.

    But maybe that’s just me.

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