Read this, and remember why science fiction lit your fire in the first place
– DEATHRAY on THE INFERIOR
Alien races are hunting mankind to extinction through the ruins of a vast city. Poisons are everywhere, but a simple rule keeps the survivors going: if it’s intelligent, it’s food – the same species that savour human flesh make good eating themselves…
Stopmouth and his gang are back in THE DESERTER, book two of the brilliantly original Bone World Trilogy, which opens as the ferocious Diggers are closing in on a small tribe of humans. The only woman who can save them has been missing for half a year. The young hero, Stopmouth, follows her trail all the way to the great civilisation of The Roof. Little does he realise that the horrors awaiting him there dwarf anything he has ever seen before. Meanwhile, the Roof’s food is running out. The air is going bad and Earth hasn’t made contact in a generation. Little time remains before a hundred billion people die.
Stopmouth’s quest will bring him face-to-face with supersoldiers, aliens and many other bizarre and terrifying circumstances as an entire civilisation crumbles around him.
Peadar O’Guilin grew up in Donegal on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland. His strange short stories have been appearing for years in speculative-fiction magazines and anthologies around the world. His first novel, THE INFERIOR, was published by David Fickling in 2007.