* "A zany, wildly gripping, dark futuristic fantasy." —Vogue, Most Anticipated Books of the Year * "Fascinating...a propulsive ride...through a well-built world." —The Christian Science Monitor *
From the brilliant, bestselling author of Child 44 and creator of the FX series Class of '09 comes a "cinematic" (The Washington Post), "captivating...[and] "brilliantly conceived postapocalyptic story" (Booklist, starred review) about an Antarctic colony of global apocalypse survivors seeking to reinvent civilization under the most extreme conditions imaginable. The world has fallen. Without warning, a mysterious and omnipotent force has claimed the planet for their own. There are no negotiations, no demands, no reasons given for their actions. All they have is a message: humanity has thirty days to reach the one place on Earth where they will be allowed to exist...Antarctica.
Cold People follows the perilous journeys of a handful of those who endure the frantic exodus to the most extreme environment on the planet. But their goal is not merely to survive the present. Because as they cling to life on the ice, the remnants of their past swept away, they must also confront the urgent challenge: can they change and evolve rapidly enough to ensure humanity's future? Can they build a new society in the sub-zero cold?
Original and imaginative, as profoundly intimate as it is grand in scope, Cold People is a "spellbinding...speculative masterpiece" (Library Journal, starred review) that's "chilling in so many ways" (Los Angeles Times).