This Fragile Earth

This Fragile Earth

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 24/06/2021
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What would you do to protect your family if the world stopped working?

Not long from now, in a recognisable yet changed London, Signy and Matthew lead a dull, difficult life. They've only really stayed together for the sake of their six year old son, Jed. But they're surviving, just about. Until the day the technology that runs their world stops working. Unable to use their phones, pay for anything, even open the smart door to their flat, Matthew assumes that this is just a momentary glitch in the computers that now run the world.

But then the electricity and gas are cut off. Even the water stops running. And the pollination drones - vital to the world, ever since the bees all died - are behaving oddly. People are going missing. Soldiers are on the streets. London is no longer safe.

A shocking incident sends Signy and Jed on the run, desperate to flee London and escape to the small village where Signy grew up. Determined to protect her son, Signy will do almost anything to survive as the world falls apart around them. But she has no idea what is waiting for them outside the city...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781473232327
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 580g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm

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This Fragile Earth
In the not too distant future......
#ThisFragileEarth By Susannah Wise — What would you do to protect your family if the world stopped working? — London in the not too distant future, is to... READ MORE
A Mother’s Musings
This Fragile Earth
Lots left unresolved
This Fragile Earth is an intriguing apocalyptic thriller. The book is set in a future where the bees have died and drones and bots are the new way of life ... READ MORE
This Fragile Earth
Compulsive near-future story of hope and survival
A brilliant, compulsive near-future story of hope and survival. This Fragile Earth is set in a recognisable future London in which the world's reliance on ... READ MORE
Chloe Timms
This Fragile Earth
This Fragile Earth
I was reminded of an old Talking Heads song as I reached the final few chapters of this book. Spoilers prevent me from mentioning which one but I guess, if... READ MORE
This Fragile Earth
Brought to life perfectly
Oh my word! I loved "This Fragile Earth" and flew through it in no time. It's a really great story, and while I didn't like most of the characters, "Jed" m... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
This Fragile Earth
Great read
This is a great read - set in a nearby future where suddenly the world seems to take charge. All utilities and communications go down, and Signy is left to... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
This Fragile Earth
A new take on an apocalyptic future
A new take on a post-apocalyptic future. One day in the near future, technology (ruling more of our lives than it even does now) suddenly stops working. ... READ MORE
Helen French
This Fragile Earth
Excellent econovel
This Fragile Earth is an interesting, readable novel that kept reminding me of the old dystopian/eco-novel Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart. The stories ... READ MORE
Fiona Brichaut Mc Namara
This Fragile Earth
A great near future sci-fi with a sprinkle of hope
This book was unbelievably tense. I found myself not wanting to put it down but when I did I would be thinking about what would happen next. Set sometime ... READ MORE
Vix Hill
This Fragile Earth
Interesting and thought provoking not your run of the mill apocalyptic thriller
Not just your run of the mill apocalypse disaster thriller. To start with its set in a near future where everything is automated / online / on the cloud, r... READ MORE
Aine O'Brien