IFWG are very pleased to announce the release of New Zealand author, Deryn Pittar’s young adult dystopian novel, The Carbonite’s Daughter. We are also over the moon with the wonderful artwork by Anthony Christou, and the cover design by Greg Chapman.
Deryn and her novel has a very close tie to IFWG, as, for a number of years, we ran an online ezine of short fiction, SQ Mag, and each year we ran a short fiction contest called ‘Story Quest’. Pittar won the 2014 contest with her wonderful short piece, ‘The Carbonite’s Daughter’. Unbeknownst to us, Pittar had clearly been inspired by her story – and its reception – and wrote this young adult novel.
IFWG acquired the rights to publish The Carbonite’s Daughter on the strength of the novel, not the source of Pittar’s inspiration. The story has many fresh elements to it, including its setting in New Zealand, and the science fiction/post apocalyptic/dystopian themes. The female protagonist is strong and believable, and the subject matter is raw and introspective on society today.
To lead or to breed? Calista has this choice, but before she can make a decision she needs to leave the protection of the tunnels and chance her life outside, where radiation kills and people wither – so she is told. Who can she believe – her father or the MICs (Men In Charge)?
Fear battles with her desire for adventure, and if she stays another insemination looms.
Set in dystopian New Zealand, post a Nuclear Dawn, this is a story of growth and discovery and the realisation that things aren’t always as they seem.
The Carbonite’s Daughter is available in ebook and print formats from all quality online and bricks and mortar stores.