Smart, sharp science fiction, not only for teenagers.
The country is at war. Beset by enemies within and without. And all because of the decisions changed by one boy, Scott Tyler. In this ravaged alternative reality, Scott hardly recognises himself. He’s a war hero, a leader of a unit of Shifters and maybe the only one who can prevent the country’s frail defences from crumbling.
But all Scott wants to do is find a way back to the world he knew, without losing the girl he loves.
With every Shift he makes, Scott edges closer towards oblivion. With no one to trust – not even himself – how much is he willing to risk to get home?
This is the third in the Shifter trilogy by Kim Curran, and if you haven’t come across these, I recommend you do start at the beginning or you’re doing yourself out of a treat. Kim writes tight SF adventure with characters that seem well rounded from the moment you meet them. And although versions of reality snap to and fro as you’re going (check the blurb!) the characters stay reasonably constant.
This is how I like my SF. Fast, a little funny, personal with a good story. Scott is a great character, and I’ve been rooting for him from the beginning. Will it all work out? Well, that would be telling 😉 (and we all know that I don’t do spoilers) but I really don’t think you’ll regret getting stuck into these books.
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Dublin-born Kim Curran is the award-nominated author of books for young adults, including Shift, Control and Delete. She studied Philosophy & Literature at university with the plan of being paid big bucks to think deep thoughts. While that never quite worked out, she did land a job as a junior copywriter with an ad agency a week after graduating. She’s worked in advertising ever since and is obsessed with the power of the media on young minds.
She is a mentor at the Ministry of Stories and for the WoMentoring Project. And lives in London with her husband and too many books.
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