Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor – a new independent drama featuring Sil, who first appeared in the 1985 story Vengeance on Varos – has been novelised by Philip Martin, the character’s original creator.

Awaiting a deportation hearing while confined in a cold detention cell on the Moon, Sil faces the death sentence if he’s found guilty of drug offences on Earth. To add to Sil’s distress, his employers at the Universal Monetary Fund aren’t very pleased with him.

As time runs out and friends desert him, Sil must use all his devious, underhand and ruthless business acumen to survive. How can he possibly slime his way out of this one?

Published by Telos, Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor is available now from, priced £12.99 in paperback. It’s also available as an ebook from selected online retailers.

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