Saturday, 8 October 2011

Coming soon: Seed by Rob Zeigler

Seed by Rob Zeigler
Waterstone's synopsis:

It's the dawn of the 22nd century, and the world has fallen apart. Decades of war and resource depletion have toppled governments. The ecosystem has collapsed. A new dust bowl sweeps the American West. The United States has become a nation of migrants - starving masses of nomads who seek out a living in desert wastelands and encampments outside government seed-distribution warehouses. In this new world, there is a new power. Satori is more than just a corporation, she is an intelligent, living city that grew out of the ruins of Denver. Satori bioengineers both the climate-resistant seed that feeds a hungry nation, and her own post-human genetic Designers, Advocates, and Laborers. What remains of the United States government now exists solely to distribute Satori seed; a defeated American military doles out bar-coded, single-use Satori seed to the nation's starving citizens. When one of Satori's Designers goes rogue, Agent Sienna Doss-Ex-Army Ranger turned glorified bodyguard-is tasked by the government to bring her in: The government wants to use the Designer to break Satori's stranglehold on seed production and reassert themselves as the center of power. Sianna Doss' search for the Designer intersects with Brood and his younger brother Pollo - orphans scrapping by on the fringes of the wastelands. Pollo is abducted, because he is believed to suffer from Tet, a newly emergent disease, the victims of which are harvested by Satori. As events spin out of control, Brood and Sienna Doss find themselves at the heart of Satori, where an explosive climax promises to reshape the future of the world.

I'm amazed at the moment at the amount of unique-sounding books that are being published at the end of this year and beginning of next year. Earlier in the year I was having difficulty finding a book that was truly unlike anything else I'd read, but I'm finding it increasingly easier as the year goes on. This one sounds particularly interesting, and it's out of the genres that I usually read as well. Definitely one I'll be reading when it's released.

Seed is released in the UK in hardback on 10th January 2012.
Click here to pre-order from Waterstones.
Click here to pre-order from Amazon UK.


Anonymous said...

This sounds so good! I really want to read this, now - I'm glad the whole dystopian and post-apocalyptic style has been catching on, because I love those types of stories.

Kristi The Book Faery said...

Sounds fantastic! I really like dystopian settings but I'm getting picky now :o]

Seeds sounds so different from the usual genre fare. I already pre-ordered it-thanks for the links!

New follower and so happy to meet you!

Pen to Paper said...

It does sound fantastic, doesn't it? I'm very excited about it!

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