In this breathless and hilarious followup to the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Windswept, former labor organizer Padma Mehta’s worst nightmare comes true: she gets yanked out of early retirement.

After buying her favourite rum distillery and settling down, she thought she’d heard the last of her arch nemesis, Evanrute Saarien. But Saarien, fresh out of prison for his misdeeds in Windswept, has just fabricated a new religion, positioning himself as its holy leader. He’s telling his congregation to go on strike, to fight the system. And unfortunately, they’re listening to him.

Now Padma’s summoned by the Union president to help stop this strike from happening. The problem is, she’s out of practice. And, the more she digs, the more she realises this whole strike business is more complicated than the Union president let on…

Critical praise for LIKE A BOSS

“The moment I began reading this, I immediately had to put the book down.
I was simply too sick with envy at Adam’s talent.”
Madeline Ashby, acclaimed author of vN, iD, and Company Town.


“Like a Boss is one of those rare, perfect novels that somehow packs huge ideas into a story that is simultaneously wildly speculative and completely digestible. Like a Boss lives up to its name. A masterwork of big ideas, perfectly executed.”
Ted Kosmatka, Nebula Award-nominated author of The Flicker Men


“Reading Adam Rakunas is like visiting your favorite bartender. He mixes the old favorites well, but you know he’s got something new for you to try. Something that shouldn’t quite work. Something that is one part Karl Marx proletariat politics and one part Hemingwayesque rum-soaked conspiracy theories, soaking in a brine of well-cured Iain M. Banks space opera. With just a dash of Things Blowing Up for a spicy kick. Like A Boss is Rakunas’s new SF cocktail, and why yes, I’ll definitely have another.”
Mark Teppo, author of Earth Thirst and co-author of The Mongoliad


Patrick Tomlinson, beloved civic leader and author of The Ark and Trident’s Forge.


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