Science Fiction & Fantasy
"A zany, wildly gripping, dark futuristic fantasy." -Vogue, Most Anticipated Books of the Year
"Fascinating-a propulsive ride-through a well-built world." -The Christian Science Monitor *
From the brilliant, bestselling author of Child 44 and creator of the FX series Class of '09 comes a "cinematic" (The Washington Post), "captivating-[and] "brilliantly conceived postapocalyptic story" (Booklist, starred review) about an Antarctic colony of global apocalypse survivors seeking to reinvent civilization under the most extreme conditions imaginable.
The world has fallen. Without warning, a mysterious and omnipotent force has claimed the planet for their own. There are no negotiations, no demands, no reasons given for their actions. All they have is a message: humanity has thirty days to reach the one place on Earth where they will be allowed to exist-Antarctica.
Cold People follows the perilous journeys of a handful of those who endure the frantic exodus to the most extreme environment on the planet. But their goal is not merely to survive the present. Because as they cling to life on the ice, the remnants of their past swept away, they must also confront the urgent challenge: can they change and evolve rapidly enough to ensure humanity's future? Can they build a new society in the sub-zero cold?
Original and imaginative, as profoundly intimate as it is grand in scope, Cold People is a "spellbinding-speculative masterpiece" (Library Journal, starred review) that's "chilling in so many ways" (Los Angeles Times).
"It's the end of the world as we know it in this chilling audiobook. And what better guide to the apocalypse could listeners have than talented narrator Rebecca Lowman? She's a capable choice to portray - well, only the entirety of what remains of humanity. That's because Earth has been invaded, and humans have been informed they have 30 days to reach a new reservation on Antarctica - or else. Lowman must voice characters from all around the globe, including the new genetically cold-adapted versions of humankind. This she does flawlessly, mixing accents and inflections to differentiate among the large cast. What results is an audio adventure that will have listeners frozen with fear." - AudioFile Magazine
Tom Rob Smith is the author of the acclaimed Child 44 trilogy. Child 44 itself was a global publishing sensation, selling over two million copies. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and won the CWA Steel Dagger Award. His most recent novel, The Farm, was a #1 international bestseller. Tom also writes for television and won a Writer's Guild Award for best adapted series and an Emmy and Golden Globe for best limited series with American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. He is also the creator and executive producer of FX's suspense thriller series Class of '09.
Born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father, Tom Rob Smith's bestselling novels in the Child 44 trilogy were international publishing sensations. Among its many honours, Child 44 won the International Thriller Writer Award for Best First Novel, the Galaxy Book Award for Best New Writer, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the inaugural Desmond Elliot Prize. Child 44 is now a major motion picture starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman.
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