In the Fullness of Time
In a future where people joyfully arrange their own deaths, a young woman battles the consequences of a biotechnology gone horribly wrong and the cruel theocracy that enforces a sinister solution.
The planet has been decimated by an attempt to alter its ecosystem. It seemed like a good idea at the time: eradicate mosquitoes and eliminate their lethal infectious diseases. Four generations later, the air is steamy and toxic, food is hard to come by, and the human population has exploded. Appalled by the cruelty of the secular church that forms the government, Somerset Whitman, born into its ranks, has joined a secret revolutionary cell in order to fight for the poor and hungry.
But who to trust when nothing is as it seems, and no one is who they appear to be?
- Paperback | 172 pages
- 127 x 203 x 10mm | 191g
- 17 Mar 2020
- Vine Leaves Press
"In the Fullness of Time is what the best YA dystopian novel strives to be; a prism through which present-day issues can be explored that leaves readers-young and old-satisfied, entertained, and yearning for more. Set in a future world destroyed by chemical alterations to the biosphere, seventeen-year-old Somerset Whitman struggles to make sense of a theocratic government that values its own comfort over the lives of its citizens. Yearning to reconcile what she sees and hears on the crowded streets to the official 'States' position, she enters the resistance. There, she learns truths that force her to question family and loyalties. Russell's simple prose allows Somerset to tell you her story through the unblinking eye of a youth emerging into adulthood." Connie Johnson Hambley, author of The Jessica Trilogy
"The ruined landscapes and corrupt inner sanctums in Carolyn R. Russell's In the Fullness of Time are depicted with a cinematic flair that pairs beautifully with her gift for suspenseful storytelling. A riveting adventure that rockets toward an ending I'm still thinking about. Highly recommended." Steve Blackwood, actor, director, screenwriter, and author of The Blackwood Sessions
"In the Fullness of Time's dystopian world evokes an evil worthy of its fiery protagonist's rebellion. In Somerset Whitman we have a heroine for the ages: irreverent, compassionate, and unstoppable. In the Fullness of Time is chock-full of indelible characters, and the fast pace of the action makes for a pageturningly addictive read." Elizabeth Lorayne, author of the Piratess Tilly series and The Historical Heroines Book: Pioneering Women in Science