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) -
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.)