Snakeskins

Author:   Tim Major
Publisher:   Titan Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781789090789


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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A sci-fi thriller examining the repercussions of rejuvenation and cloning on individuals' sense of identity and on wider society. Caitlin Hext's first shedding ceremony is imminent, but she's far from prepared to produce a Snakeskin clone. When her Skin fails to turn to dust as expected, she must decide whether she wishes the newcomer alive or dead. Worse still, it transpires that the Hext family may be of central importance to the survival of Charmers, a group of people with the inexplicable power to produce duplicates every seven years and, in the process, rejuvenate. In parallel with reporter Gerry Chafik and government aide Russell Handler, Caitlin must prevent the Great British Prosperity Party from establishing a corrupt new world order.

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Author:   Tim Major
Publisher:   Titan Books Ltd
Imprint:   Titan Books Ltd
Weight:   0.368kg
ISBN:  

9781789090789


ISBN 10:   1789090784
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Startling imagery, deft storytelling, and assured and engaging writing make Snakeskins simply unmissable. Tim Lebbon, author of The Silence (now a Netflix movie starring Stanley Tucci) A premise worthy of Wyndham becomes a twisty political SF thriller in the hands of Major. Snakeskins is full of action and surprise, keeping me reading, but the real hook lies in the rich seam of humanity within. Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty Another great page-turner from Tim Major! We follow Caitlin, a teenage girl, whose ability to produce 'snakeskin' clones causes emotional ripples that spread more widely than she'd ever anticipated. It's a gripping and thought-provoking tale, with Major exploring the wider implications of cloning and extended life-spans in the growth of a corrupt new government which has consequences for all. Alison Littlewood, author of The Hidden People John Wyndham meets Black Mirror in Tim Major's scintillating novel, a parallel world thriller, which takes as its themes duplicity, paranoia and what it truly means to be human. Snakeskins wrapped its coils around me and wouldn't let go. Mark Morris Tim Major has a talent for combining big ideas to create something exciting. With Snakeskins he gives us a SF thriller brimming with questions about identity. Priya Sharma A cautionary tale for our times. James Brogden Whether as page-turning thriller, coming of age story, or timely satire on a broken Britain, 'Snakeskins' is a delight. Robert Shearman


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Tim Major is the author of You Don't Belong Here, Blighters and Carus & Mitch, the YA novel Machineries of Mercy, the short story collection And the House Lights Dim, and a non-fiction book about the silent crime film, Les Vampires. Tim's short stories have appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us and numerous anthologies, including Best of British SF 2017 and Best Horror of the Year 10, edited by Ellen Datlow. He is also co-editor of the British Fantasy Society's fiction journal, BFS Horizons. Find out more at www.cosycatastrophes.wordpress.com

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