A thrilling new limited-edition hardcover concerning class and climate change from Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Firewalkers are brave. Firewalkers are resourceful. Firewalkers are expendable.
The Earth is burning. Nothing can survive at the Anchor; not without water and power. But the ultra-rich, waiting for their ride off the dying Earth? They can buy water. And as for power?
Well, someone has to repair the solar panels, down in the deserts below.
Kids like Mao, and Lupé, and Hotep; kids with brains and guts but no hope.
"Tchaikovsky sharply addresses the connection between class and climate, weaving pressing ethical questions into a thrilling adventure." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
'... a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' – Patrick Ness
“The world building is stellar. The writing is exciting, and the slightly-horrific atmosphere is on point.” – The Fantasy Inn
About the Author
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son.
Tchaikovsky sharply addresses the connection between class and climate, weaving pressing ethical questions into a thrilling adventure. — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This is a great story; it has a lot to say, and wraps its larger themes in a compelling narrative that kept me reading all night, even as I didn’t want it to end. This is great stuff, and you really should read it." — Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reviews
“Firewalkers brims with intelligence and excitement.” — The Waterstones Round Up
“The world building is stellar. The writing is exciting, and the slightly-horrific atmosphere is on point.” — The Fantasy Inn