Dez is a freak. She’s a living quantum computer, the missing link between humans and AIs. If Newport City Council knew her secret, she’d be dead meat.
But now she’s discovered that the Council is planning to eradicate millions of the fleshers who live in the outer suburbs of Newport, the only habitable city on a ruined planet. Fleshers like her dreamy brother Bo and her rock star girlfriend Flora. Their only allies are the bent cop Brian Mac and a shadowy group of rebels called the Alchems.
What hope does this unlikely band of renegades have against the full force of OpSec?
Their only chance is to risk everything.
The first in a dazzling new series from best-selling fantasy author Alison Croggon and award-winning playwright Daniel Keene.
”Powerful (and timely) future SF” – Kate Elliott
”The coolest science fiction I’ve read in years” – Ellie Marney