Today, Tor UK officially revealed the cover art for my next book Extinction Game, and the start of a new series that's a slight departure from my usual material. Here's a quick synopsis:
Jerry Beche should be dead. But instead of dying alone, he’s been rescued from a desolated earth where he was the last man alive. He’s then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists. Each one also a survivor, as each one survived the violent ending of their own versions of earth. And their specialism – to retrieve weapons and data in missions to other dying worlds. But who is the shadowy organization that rescued them? How do they access other timelines and why do they need these instruments of death?
As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he starts distrusting his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects that organisation is lying to them, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into fatal, who is an enemy and who can he really trust?
I think it's fair to say I'm very happy with this artwork. You can expect to see this on shelves some time around September-ish, 2014. I wanted to write a book about post-apocalypses, (note the plural), after wondering what it would be like if you could take a bunch of people - all of whom were the last man or woman on (different) Earths - and stick them in a room together.