The Nova Incident

by: Dan Moren
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The third book in the Galactic Cold War series…

“If you’re looking for Mission: Impossible in space, look no further.”
Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and The Coldest Winter

When a bomb explodes in the bustling Commonwealth capital city of Salaam, responsibility is quickly claimed by an extremist independence movement. But after a former comrade, an ex-spy with his own agenda, is implicated in the attack, Simon Kovalic and his team of covert operatives are tasked with untangling the threads of a dangerous plot that could have implications on a galactic scale. And the deeper Kovalic digs, the more he’ll uncover a maze of secrets, lies, and deception that may force even the most seasoned spy to question his own loyalties.


“It’s easy to root for these ragtag, quick-thinking underdogs as they stand up to intergalactic bullies big and small. Readers will end this installment deeply attached to Moren’s bold characters and eagerly anticipating what comes next.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A great spy story, with tidbits of science explaining the intergalactic travel and even a hint of romance to come.”
– Booklist

“A witty, fast-paced thriller that doesn’t skimp on its characters, The Aleph Extraction adds a heist-flavored spin to Moren’s clever interstellar Cold War spycraft. The result is Ocean’s Eleven in zero gravity, served up with heart and humor. Not to be missed!”
Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni

The Aleph Extraction is a delightful story of found family wrapped around an edge-of-your-seat space heist. It’s a worthy successor to The Bayern Agenda, but you don’t need to have read the first book before jumping into this one… The Aleph Extraction races to a rewarding and unexpected conclusion – I stayed up until 2am to finish it in one sitting!”
TJ Berry, author of Space Unicorn Blues

“Moren delivers another thrill ride. Grabbed me from the first chapter and didn’t let go.”
Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

A wisecracking caper that nevertheless doesn’t skimp on the details and human cost of interstellar war, like John Le Carré meets The Stainless Steel Rat. Moren is one to watch.”
– Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and The Coldest Winter

Immersive, intergalactic spy-fi. Moren gives us a Cold War thriller with wormholes and anti-grav fields.”
John August, screenwriter of Titan AE and Big Fish

“Hypercool. It’s like the Golden Age of sci-fi got an upgrade, with all the big honking space cannons and some desert planet dry humour thrown in for the bargain.”
– John Birmingham, author of the Axis of Time series

“Fresh and engaging. No one blends fun and thrill quite like Dan Moren.”
– Jay Posey author of Outriders

Release Date


Series Galactic Cold War
The Nova Incident

Paperback , Ebook


26th July 2022 | 9780857669469 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99


26th July 2022 , 9780857669452 , Trade Paperback , $14.99/$16.99

UK Print

26th July 2022 | 9780857669452 | Paperback | £9.99

Dan Moren

DAN MOREN is a novelist, freelance writer, and prolific podcaster. A former senior editor at Macworld, his work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Macworld, Popular Science, Yahoo Tech, and many others. He co-hosts tech podcasts Clockwise and The Rebound, writes and hosts nerdy quiz show Inconceivable!, and appears on the award-winning The Incomparable. Dan lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he plays ultimate frisbee, video, and tabletop games.

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