Afterlight by Alex Scarrow

By Alex Scarrow

The area lies devastated after the big oil difficulty that was once defined in final mild. Human society has roughly completely damaged down and hundreds of thousands lie useless of hunger or affliction. There are just one or beacon groups that experience controlled to style a brand new approach to life. Jenny Sutherland runs the sort of teams. in response to a sequence of decaying offshore oil rigs - for safeguard - a couple of hundred humans have rebuilt a semblance of normality during this another way useless global. yet as Jenny and her humans discover their atmosphere once more, they begin to grasp now not each survivor has a similar imaginative and prescient of a higher destiny than their catastrophic previous. There are humans available in the market who could take every little thing they've got. conflict is coming, and the stakes are really vast ...

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He was thinking about what his grandmother had said. He'd taken half a phenobarbitone tablet and a whole Valium to calm himself down and his thoughts moved slow and sure from point to point, station to station. He was certain that his grandmother had recognized something familiar in the pattern that framed Morph's cartoons. He was certain that she had seen something like it before, that it had set free a clutch of memories about her husband, his artefacts, and the interminable thesis on which he had laboured for so many years.

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