There is but one law: Eat or be eaten. Stopmouth and his family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. To live they must hunt rival species, or negotiate flesh-trade with those who crave meat of the freshest human kind. It is a savage, desperate existence. And for Stopmouth, considered slow-witted hunt-fodder by his tribe, the future looks especially bleak. But then, on the day he is callously betrayed by his brother, a strange and beautiful woman falls from the sky. It is a moment that will change his destiny, and that of all humanity, forever. With echoes of "Tarzan", "Conan" and the "Truman Show", Peadar O Guilin's debut is an action and ideas packed blockbuster that will challenge your perceptions of humanity and leave you hungry for more.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 131 x 195 x 29mm | 304g
- 04 Sep 2008
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Childrens
- London, United Kingdom
"This is one of the best science fiction novels by a new writer that I have come across for quite some time" The School Librarian 20071201 "The Inferior is unflinchingly gory and deserves much credit for not sugar-coating its issues" SFX Magazine 20071001 "This is a stark, dark tale, written with great enery and confidence and some arresting reflections on human nature" TES 20070907 "A chilling, futuristic tale, which sees humans descend to savagery and cannibalism ... A compelling read for mid-teens" -- Mary Arrigan Irish Examiner
About Peadar O' Guilin
Peadar O Guilin has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. One of his school reports claimed that he had "a talent for communication, which he abuse[d]." Since then, he has written plays, published short stories and performed as a standup comedian. He has taken part in a project to translate the Linux operating system into Irish and is fluent in French and Italian. Peadar lives in Dublin where he works for a giant computer company. You can learn more about Peadar's published work on his web-site: www.frozenstories.com. Come and visit!