We’re extremely excited to wish our stunning new US reissue of Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Midnight a very happy book birthday! The fantastic second instalment in the Fractured Europe Sequence this visionary novel is multi-award nominated, including for the Arthur C. Clarke and British Science Fiction Awards.
In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight.
For an intelligence officer like Jim, it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests. It’s hard to keep on top of it all. But things are about to get worse for Jim.
A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking Europe’s most jealously-guarded secret…
The second visionary novel in the Fractured Europe series that began with Europe in Autumn. A thriller of future espionage, murder, parallel realities and terrible secrets.
“Europe at Midnight is as rich and as relevant as its predecessor. It’s funny, fantastical, readable and remarkable regardless of your prior experience of the series.” Tor.com
“Hutchinson’s prose combines the dogged realism of Philip K Dick, the linguistic flair of China Miéville and the vision of Peter Higgins. Europe at Midnight is mind-expanding, accessible yet deeply layered fiction that anything those Pulitzer-, Man Booker- or Hugo-Award-winners could offer.” SF Book
“Hutchinson writes with wit and humanity and remarkable political nous. We sympathise with the characters because it is easy to see ourselves in them, struggling to live an ordinary life in circumstances that are never quite as ordinary as we might like them to be.” Locus