Sea Above, Sun Below

My debut novel, Sea Above, Sun Below, is now available from River Boat Books! The first 100 copies are signed limited editions.

The U.S. edition of the novel is currently sold out. However, the special overseas pocketbook edition of Sea Above, Sun Below (366 pages) is now available from Corona/Samizdat. In addition to a new cover, it features an introduction by the talented BookTuber and perspicacious critic Chris Via (Leaf by Leaf). The price is 10€/10$. Shipping is around 5.42€ airmail. To purchase, send an email to and let Rick know how many copies you want and what your mailing address is.

Upside-down lightning, a group of uncouth skydivers, resurrections, a mother’s body overtaken by a garden, aquatic telepathy, a peeling snake-priest, and more.

Sea Above, Sun Below is influenced by Western myths, some Greek, some with biblical overtones, resulting in a fusion of fantastic dreams, bizarre yet beautiful nightmares, and multiple narrative threads that form a tapestry which depicts the fragility of characters teetering on the brink of madness.


“George Salis’ debut novel Sea Above, Sun Below is a real treat, a feast for the mind and a dizzying rollercoaster of a read. It’s an example of magic realism at its best.”

– Erik Martiny, author of The Pleasures of Queuing

“While his characters struggle in their own ways to find transcendence in the transient passage of their earthly lives, Salis crafts transcendence in the very language of his poetic novel.”

– David David Katzman, award-winning author of A Greater Monster

Sea Above, Sun Below is a rich and masterful novel. Reading it is like falling, which is a metaphor the novel makes ample use of, falling into a magical realm. The picture widens as you proceed, and the sky behind you is full of Halley’s comets, decaying gods, and past memories discarded like ballast. I encourage you to savour the complex fascinations to be found in this expertly crafted book. ”

– L. S. Popovich, author of Undertones

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