Bethany Jacobs

Bethany Jacobs is an education technology consultant living in Buffalo, New York. Previously, she spent ten years as a college instructor of writing and science fiction. She has been published in scholarly journals and small presses. This is her debut novel.


    These Burning Stars (#1)
    Bethany Jacobs



These Burning Stars (#1)
"Readers who love smart thrillers and explosive sf won’t want to miss this book. For fans of Everina Maxwell, Arkady Martine, and Becky Chambers."

Booklist, STARRED Review!

"An exciting start from a fresh talent, offering emotional and political complexity plus plenty of interplanetary action."

Kirkus, STARRED Review

"[I]ntricately plotted and tightly paced with a satisfying ending that sets the stage nicely for the next installment. Space opera fans will eat this up."

Publishers Weekly

"Immersive and epic; a sprawling space opera perfect for fans of A Memory Called Empire and Too Like The Lightning."

Kameron Hurley, Hugo Award­­-winning author of The Stars Are Legion

“Like every good revenge story, These Burning Stars is baroque, intense, inventive, vivid, violent, and visceral: an impressive debut.”

Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun

"Obsession, arrogance, wrath, and bliss. These Burning Stars is terrifying and fascinating. Filled to the brim with devotion akin to hate, hate akin to love, and love akin to a blade between the ribs. It's a debut you won't want to miss."

Marina J. Lostetter, author of The Helm of Midnight