Tom Rob Smith – Antarctica and Apocalypse

The internationally bestselling author of Child 44 and The Farm puts human nature under the microscope in a new speculative thriller.

One of the outstanding storytellers of his generation, Tom Rob Smith is best-known for his historical thrillers and acclaimed work as a screenwriter. His new novel Cold People exploring the history of colonialisation and the future of genetic engineering through the lens of speculative fiction. Alien occupiers force the last remanants of humanity to begin a new civilisation in the one place on Earth they cannot survive: Antartica. What will remain of human nature and morality when threatened with the prospect of extinction? Do scientists still need ethics, and who should decide?


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