Shortlisted for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award.
The collapse is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. Graft is a compelling, fast-moving work of austerity science fiction. High tech rubs up against low lives, battered Britishness struggles to get by in the face of imminent inhumanities. A powerful neo-noir.
— Matthew De Abaitua, author of The Red Men and If Then
Graft is exactly what science fiction should be right now: it’s brutally dark, twisted at its heart, with an incredible sense of foreboding about where we could end up if our mistakes aren’t put right. Beautifully written, engagingly compulsive, it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
— James Smythe, author of The Testimony, The Explorer, The Echo, The Machine, No Harm Can Come to a Good Man and Way Down Dark
England as a wasteland ruled by crime, car jacking as a doorway to love and morality, and plenty of body horror to mix with your posthumanism: Graft is a brilliant eulogy for our ruined future.
— Edward J. Rathke, author of Twilight of the Wolves and Noir: A Love Story
My second novel Graft is out now from Angry Robot.
And in the US:
Here’s the blurb:
Manchester, 2025. Local mechanic Sol steals old vehicles to meet the demand for spares. But when Sol’s partner impulsively jacks a luxury model, Sol finds himself caught up in a nightmarish trans-dimensional human trafficking conspiracy.
Hidden in the stolen car is a voiceless, three-armed woman called Y. She’s had her memory removed and undertaken a harrowing journey into a world she only vaguely recognises. And someone waiting in the UK expects her delivery at all costs.
Now Sol and Y are on the run from both Y’s traffickers and the organisation’s faithful products. With the help of a dangerous triggerman and Sol’s ex, they must uncover the true, terrifying extent of the trafficking operation, or it’s all over.
Not that there was much hope to start with.
A novel about the horror of exploitation and the weight of love, Graft imagines a country in which too many people are only worth what’s on their price tag.