About the book
A missing eye.
A broken wing.
A stolen country.
The last job didn't end well.
Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain's company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain's whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score...
The Builders is a truly unique tale of revenge - now available in an equally unique special edition.
Originally published as an ebook, Jurassic London are bringing this harrowing tale of bloodcurdling vengeance and fuzzy woodland creatures to print as a limited edition hardcover, illustrated by the celebrated artist, Howard Hardiman.
The Builders is printed on 120 gsm paper, complete with coloured endpapers, a dozen black & white illustrations, a ribbon bookmark, and, of course, the signatures of both the author and the artist.
Story by Daniel Polansky
Cover and illustrations by Howard Hardiman
Published April 2016
Reviews and Extras
Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novella.
"As though Brian Jacques and Quentin Tarantino went drinking one night" - Publishers Weekly
"Despite his menagerie of, dare I say cute, characters, Polansky’s sense of humour remains bone dry and just this side of black. It’s a story Tarantino would be proud to film, fur and all. It’s a story that could be voiced by John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and, like so many good westerns, it is not so much a story of vengeance as it is a story of violence and the men and women who know no other way of life." - Forbidden Planet
"A brilliant revenge tale" - Tor.com
"A story of loyalty, trust, backstabbing, betrayal and obsession and how, ultimately, it’s always easier to tear things down than it is to create." - Geek Syndicate
"A gripping prose, fascinating characters and excellently-paced storytelling. I really enjoyed this. A must-read of the year." - Civilian Reader
"There is bombastic boasting, dark grumbling, and the flash of knives in the dark. The final, suicide mission is told, blood and gore abound, betrayal, victory, and death. Who lives, who dies? Does it mean anything? Was it cold enough? Was it worth it…was it worth anything?" - Neth Space
"Fantastic. Humorous, dark, and riveting" - Bookworm Blues
Interview with Daniel Polansky on Rocket Talk.
New Statesman interview with Howard Hardiman on his acclaimed previous project, The Lengths.
Reveal on Hodderscape, including a glimpse of Hardiman's Bonsoir artwork.