BSFA Award-Nominated: Intrusion
Chilling New Science Fiction
by Ken Macleod
Imagine a world where genetic disease could be eradicated. Imagine you didn't have to fear the possibility that health problems which may have affected your parents could affect your own children. Imagine that you could accomplish this simply by taking a pill while pregnant.
Now imagine that taking this pill is not a choice; it is an obligation.
Critically-acclaimed science fiction author Ken MacLeod has been dubbed a modern-day George Orwell for his disturbingly glimpse into what could be humanity's future, creating a 'twistedly clever, frighteningly plausible dystopian glimpse' (Iain M Banks) in Intrusion: the story of one woman's fight to choose the life she wants for her unborn child.
Intrusion has recieved a slew of praise from press and readers alike, such as 'this near-future sci-fi novel could almost be a sequel to George Orwell's 1984' (THE SUN), 'a haunting, gripping story of resistance, terror, and an all-consuming state that commits its atrocities with the best of intentions' (CORY DOCTOROW), and 'a disturbingly real socialist dystopia' (THE GUARDIAN).
To top the massive success of the hardback release, Intrusion is nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award in the 'best novel' category, alongside 2312 by science fiction master Kim Stanley Robinson. The awards have been running since 1958, and judges for the shortlist this year commented on the 'immense enthusiasm' readers displayed when nominating their favourite books from 2012.
A winner will be selected by the BSFA members, and announced at this year's Eastercon.
You can read the first chapter of Intrusion on the Orbit Books website.
The paperback of Intrusion will be released on the 7th of March.