Honey the genetically engineered bear starts a revolution on the Red Planet in the new novel from the Arthur C. Clark Award-winning author of Children of Time. WELCOME TO HELL CITY, MARSJimmy Martin has a sore head.
He’s used to smuggling illegal data in his headspace. But this is the first time it has started talking to him. The data claims to be a distinguished academic, author and civil rights activist.
It also claims to be a bear. A bear named Honey. Jimmy has nothing against bioforms – he’s one himself, albeit one engineered out of human stock – and works with them everyday in Hell City, building the future, staking mankind’s claim to a new world: Mars.
The problem is that humanity isn’t the only entity with designs on the Red Planet. Out in the airless desert there is another presence. A novel intelligence, elusive, unknowable and potentially lethal.
And Honey is here to make contact with it, whether Jimmy likes it or not. Praise for Bear Head:’An unashamedly thrilling escapade’ The Times’Funny, appalling, gruesome and uplifting … Propelled by a cracking plot that balances dystopian satire with a palpable sense of moral peril’ Daily Mail’An absolute whammy of a read, and a must for anyone who enjoys a smart, fast-paced, hugely entertaining blast of speculative fiction …
This is one of those books where you can just throw yourself and abandon yourself to a fabulous story, knowing you will be entertained throughout’ LoveReading’A rousing good read’ Guardian’If you’re a fan of Black Mirror, this classic dystopian book will have you hooked within the first few pages. Smart, fast-paced, and razor-sharp, this book is surprisingly funny while still remaining deeply thought-provoking’ Daily Express