Is it knowledge that will save us or ignorance?
Fleeing of her life from the Keepers, sixteen-year-old Elimisha, an Archive Runner for the Commonwealth, was chased into one of the towers of the Gone World. With nowhere to go but down into the poisonous dark, she arrived in an ancient hard room where she discovered a cache of food and water and … something else. Something that calls itself ‘the internet’.
But to preserve the world, the Keepers know that mankind needs to forget the knowledge, the hungers, the future it once wanted. To stop the Commonwealth and its ambitions, they will have to do more than eliminate a single Runner. They will have to destroy the Archives – both the old, and the new.
"Immensely clever and deftly plotted, this slice of apocalyptic science fiction from the author of Norwegian By Night imagines a blasted future world where ancient knowledge is being systematically destroyed just as an astounding technological discovery is made."
— Waterstones, 2021
"One of the most captivating epics I’ve read in ages, evoking a convincing sense of fragile social structure reminiscent of China Miéville at his best, in combination with a philosophical underpinning that lends real weight to the stakes. It reads like Mad Max as imagined by Neal Stephenson. It’s luxuriantly immersive, truly transporting in a way that is invaluable during these trying times."
— Chris Brookmyre, bestselling author of Fallen Angel
Radio Life is a complex mosaic novel filtered through the viewpoints of a large cast that builds a convincing picture of a future world riven by opposing ideologies.
—The best recent science fiction and fantasy reviews roundup, The Guardian, 2021
"Radio Life's Origins and Begins: or What it Means to be a Writer," Derek B. Miller, Writing.ie, January 2021