Genre: Science Fiction
Synopsis: Welcome to a world controlled by a megalomaniac Lolcat. A world where data pirates, zombies and infobots on surfboards roam free. A world at war over cheese … When teenager Mikey Malone gets sucked through a wormhole into this parallel world, he discovers a power-crazed corporation is planning to use Earth as a dumping ground for an uncontrollable poisonous algae. It’s a race against time for Mikey and his rebel friends to stop the ruthless tyrants from getting their way.
A laugh-out-loud-funny new sci-fi series from Costa-shortlisted author Saci Lloyd, perfect for devotees of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
200words (or less) review: You know that advert in the cinema “Leave reality behind”? That’s what It’s the End of the World As We Know It is. It’s quirky and then some.
Mikey gets sucked through a wormhole, which is very inconvenient as he was just about to hook up with a girl called Catlyn, and ends up Deva – a very different version of earth. Here where the ruling cooperation is run by a cat, humans upgrade and algae is about to destroy the world.
I liked the characters, especially Kix. Reading the book is like hop-scotching from one bizarre moment to another. For me this was ideal but it might not be for everyone. The alternative narration took a bit of getting used to, also with so much going on it wasn’t until the second half of the book that I was completely immersed but all is well that ends well. Or is it? This is a series after all, so what will the next installment bring…
End of the World As We Know It is off-center, peculiar, odd & zany.
Saci Lloyd will be visiting (or wormholing her way back here) on the 7th Feb for an interview!