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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-08-07
  • Publisher: Solaris

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Rural English Post-Apocalyptic survival for a new generation

Young Forktongue Davy has visions. Epilepsy, his Ma calls it, and they mean he’s barely able to help around the family farm. But something about the lad, weakling though he is, is attracting attention. The menacing stranger, who might be the angel of death himself; the inhabitants of the women-only community at Wycombe, whose reach extends over the whole of the Chilterns; Daniel from the mysterious Guz. They all want Davy for their own reasons. But what use can he be to anyone? How can he be the key to the coming war between Father John in the North and the women of Wycombe. He has visions of flight, but how can flight ever be possible in this shattered world, where technology has almost wholly reverted to pre-industrial levels? A simple farmboy, kidnapped for reasons he cannot fathom, caught up in events beyond his power to control—but his visions may be the key to the future

Author Biography

Adam Roberts was born in London two thirds of the way through the last century. He currently lives a little way west of London and teaches English and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of sixteen SF novels, including New Model Army (Gollancz, 2010), Jack Glass (2012)—winner of the BSFA and Campbell awards—and Bête (2014). His most recent novel is The Thing Itself (2015). He is also the author of various works of literary criticism and review, including the recently expanded and updated History of Science Fiction (Palgrave, 2016)

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