Monday, February 7, 2011

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of AFTERTIME

I don't know if there's a more exciting moment for an author than seeing that gorgeous star next to their Publisher's Weekly review!

Here's what they had to say about AFTERTIME (which is now only a few weeks away) -

★ Aftertime
Sophie Littlefield. Luna, $14.95 trade paper (364p) ISBN 978-0-373-80336-1

Littlefield (A Bad Day for Pretty) turns what could be just another zombie apocalypse into a thoughtful and entertaining exploration of many themes, including genetic engineering, social collapse, and motherhood. Cass, a young mother and recovering alcoholic, awakens filthy and gashed in the California wilderness, with no memory of the past several weeks. She believes she’s eaten a plant that turns its victims into Beaters, or zombies; her recovery is inexplicable. An enigmatic, charismatic man named Smoke agrees to escort her for the last stretch of her journey home to find her daughter, and what begins as a four-mile hike through Beaterinfested terrain becomes an odyssey through fragments of civilization devastated by war, plague, and anarchy. Littlefield has a gift for pacing, her adroit and detailed world-building going down easy amid page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions that bring every paragraph of this thriller to life. (Apr.)


Juliet Blackwell said...

You are such a ROCK STAR!!! So happy for you, and SO excited to read the whole thing...the bits and pieces I've seen just whetted my appetite. Brava!

Jon said...

Geez--they couldn't say something nice?

Congratulations, Sophie!

Edittorrent said...

"Adroit" -- gotta love that word, especially when used this way! Congrats!


Catherine/Suburban Vampire said...

Congratulations, Sophie! I don't usually see the word "sensual" used to describe a zombie novel. It sounds like you've created something highly unique.

deborah said...

Sophie! How wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats, Sophie! Sounds AWESOME, and a must-read!