A small group of commuters and tube workers witness a fiery apocalypse overtaking London. They make their escape through a service tunnel. Reaching a door they step through...and find themselves on a wild shore backed by cliffs and rolling grassland. The way back is blocked. Making their way inland, they meet a man dressed in a wolf's cloak and with wolves by his side.
"Young Adult Fiction"
Short-listed for the World Fantasy Award and a finalist for the Catalyst Award, bona fide rocket scientist Simon Morden has won a considerable fan base for his mind-bending brand of SF. The first in a planned trilogy, Equations of Life stars Samuil Petrovitch, a survivor of the nuclear fallout in a futuristic St. Petersburg.
"Patience is rewarded"
Simon Morden scored hits with the first two volumes of his acclaimed Samuil Petrovitch series. The final book in the trilogy, Degrees of Freedom finds Petrovitch still trying to make his way in the post-apocalyptic nightmare world he calls home. His girl has left him—though he’s sure she still loves him. The New Machine Jihad is calling out to him—even though he destroyed it once already. And the Armageddonists are hell-bent on blowing the world up—again. It seems everyone wants something from Petrovitch, but all he wants is his freedom.
Best-selling author Simon Morden draws upon his expertise as a bona fide rocket scientist to deliver mindbending science fiction. In Theories of Flight, Petrovich is the guardian of several secrets. For starters, he knows how to make anti-gravity. And if that’s not impressive enough, he also knows which secret server farm hides a sentient computer program - the same one that nearly wiped out the Metrozone. Now someone wants to kill Petrovich - and doesn’t seem to care what is destroyed in the process.
The Armageddonists tried to kill pretty much everyone by blowing the world up. Now, they want to do it again. The CIA wants to save the world. Well, just America, but they'll call it what they like. And now Maddy and Petrovitch have trust issues - but Petrovitch is pretty sure she loves him.
"You're going to love it."
Let's face it, none of us deserve to be saved. None of us are wiser, smarter, stronger or prettier than all those we watch die. Whatever criteria Down uses, how worthy we are doesn't come into it. Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won - though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within.