Panatier paints a refreshing, original dystopia that’s going to get your blood pumping (sorry).
Lauren Beukes is back with her latest novel Afterland – a post-pandemic masterclass in pacing, with characters you’re going to want to hang out with, go for beers with, cry with.
Beautiful and quietly disturbing, The Memory Police is a book you’ll want to linger over.
Chuck Wendig brings us a scarily prescient masterpiece, that’s sure to find its place in the classic novel lists of the future.
Carey brings us a dystopian future where nature has teeth.
Grind Spark, my pre-apocalyptic dystopian novel, is free this weekend to meet your pre-apocalyptic reading needs while you stay at home
Title: The Boy on the Bridge
Author: M R Carey
From the back: Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.
Trump in charge of America.
Boris Johnson looking after the UK’s foreign affairs.
A ‘loose woman’ won Celebrity Big Brother.
You’d be forgiven for thinking we don’t need any dystopian fictions to liven up our day to day wanderings – after watching the news perhaps we’re all bleaked out. But perhaps that’s exactly why we do need them.
Aaaannnnd, after an impromptu hiatus, I’m back, in a slightly quieter Dust Lounge.
But not for too much longer, as soon enough we’ll be finding some new fur-babies to chase away the emptiness.
But, in the meantime, you’re stuck with me and my harmonicas. And we are back in business.