OUT NOW: When The Sparrow Falls by Neil Sharpson (UK)!
8th July 2021
We’re thrilled to say Neil Sharpson’s debut novel When The Sparrow Falls is out now!
This is an incredibly powerful, emotionally-charged dystopian thriller and we’re completely delighted to be publishing it in the UK.
In the future, AI are everywhere – over half the human race lives online.
But in the Caspian Republic, the last true human beings have made their stand; and now the repressive, one-party state is locked in perpetual cold war with the outside world.
Security Agent Nikolai South is given a seemingly mundane task; escorting a dead journalist’s widow while she visits the Caspian Republic to identify her husband’s remains. But Paulo Xirau was AI; and as Nikolai and Lily delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Paulo’s death, South must choose between his loyalty to his country and his conscience.
“Part spy thriller, part dark dystopian, When The Sparrow Falls is a complex examination of identity, technology, power, and control.” — The Nerd Daily
“The world of the Caspian Republic is drawn with precision worthy of Philip K. Dick and the plot, with its gripping twists and turns, is worthy of comparison with Le Carré at his best. Rarely does such an exciting and innovative new voice emerge, both refreshing the genre and reminding the reader of what made them fall in love with it in the first place.” — Jessica Traynor, essayist and poet