Saturday, 21 July 2018

THE OSIRIS PROJECT by E.J. Swift

“At a time when writing the far future novels is harder and harder Swift does it with style, brains and heart. OSIRIS is a fine mix of mystery and apocalyptic intrigue on a human scale.” — Richard Kadrey, author of Sandman Slim

“A fantastic blend of worldbuilding, excellent storytelling and complex characters.” — John de Nardo for SF Signal

 

 

“Nobody leaves Osiris. Osiris is a lost city. She has lost the world, and the world has lost her…”

Rising high above the frigid waters, the ocean city of Osiris has been cut off from the land since the Great Storm 50 years ago. Most believe that Osiris is the last city on Earth. Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives — until her troubled twin brother disappears mysteriously. Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation. He hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms — but who is using whom? As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

In Osiris’ stunning sequel, Cataveiro, a boat has been shipwrecked onto Patagonian shores. When it is discovered that the ship may have originated in the fabled city of Osiris, society is forced to question if the island nation could have survived for 50 years completely isolated from the rest of the world. At the same time, Pilot and cartographer Ramona returns to the island of Tierra del Fuego with the world’s last plane in tow, desperate to repair it. But in a society that fears technology and belittles her effort to maintain accurate documentation of the world from above, finding someone to help her revive her prized vehicle proves to be harder than she thought…that is, until she runs into Taeo, an Antarctian political exile who is so desperate to find his way back home, that he might just help her out.

Adelaide Rechnov attempts to escaper her family’s stifling power in the gripping finale, Tamaruq. But when a radio signal reveals to citizens of Osiris that they are not the last surviving civilization after all, everything begins to shift. As citizens of Osiris flee to explore the world that they had thought was long-gone, citizens of the mainland make their way to the island with endless underhanded plans in tow.

OSIRIS (Kindle | Kobo | Nook) *

CATAVEIRO (Kindle | Kobo | iTunes | Nook | Google Play)

TAMARUQ (Kindle | Kobo | iTunes | Nook | Google Play)

* Not a JABberwocky ebook. Published in the UK by Del Rey UK, and in the US by Night Shade Books.