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London Eye

Toxic City Book One

Tim Lebbon

280 pp • ISBN 978-1-61614-680-1
Hardcover ("5 ½ x 8 ½") • $16.95
October 2012
Cover Illustration © Steve Stone

 

 

The Hunger Games meets the X-Men in an exciting postapocalyptic debut

 

Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers. The rest of Britain believes that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland.

But Jack and his friends—some of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsday—know that the reality is very different. At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in London—and it is incredible.

Because the handful of London's survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving.

Upon discovering that his mother is still alive inside London, Jack, his sister, and their three friends sneak into a city in ruins.

Vast swathes have been bombed flat. Choppers cruise the streets, looking for survivors to experiment upon. The toxic city is filled with wonders and dangers that will challenge Jack and his friends . . . and perhaps kill them. But Jack knows that the truth must be revealed to the outside world or every survivor will die.



Reviews

"Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best Twilight Zone stories."
—New York Times Book Review


"Lebbon is a master of fantasy and horror, and his visions make for disturbing and compelling reading."
—Douglas Clegg

"Lebbon's work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and the lyricism of Ray Bradbury."
—Fangoria



Tim Lebbon

Tim Lebbon is a New York Times–bestselling writer from South Wales. He has had over twenty novels published to date, as well as dozens of novellas and hundreds of short stories. Recent books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London series and The Map of Moments (coauthored with Christopher Golden), Echo City, The Island, and Bar None. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and he has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. Fox 2000 recently acquired film rights to The Secret Journeys of Jack London, and Tim and Christopher Golden have delivered the screenplay.

Visit Tim online at www.timlebbon.net and
on Twitter @timlebbon.


Photograph: © Beth Gwinn