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World of Shell and Bone

(The first book in the Glimpsing Stars series)
A novel by

Amazon #2 Dystopian Bestseller.
Amazon Top 20 Science Fiction Bestseller.
2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest Quarterfinalist.
2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book of the Year Semifinalist.

"[World of Shell and Bone] struck me as a cross between The Road and Children of Men... Well-written and inventive... This is the kind of book an avid reader could devour in one sitting." - Lindsey Alexander, former editor at HarperCollins

"[Falls]'s writing manages to be chilling and beautiful, often in the same sentence, and her world building is fantastic... World of Shell and Bone is a powerful debut." -A.G. Henley, bestselling author of The Scourge

In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you'll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in China.

New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations - the Nukeheads - are the new class of homeless.

Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika's little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers.

When she's assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.

As she learns more about the Rads's plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she'd never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?


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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: World of Shell and Bone: A Glimpsing Stars Novel: Volume 1
Author(s): S K Falls
ISBN: 1-4903-4165-X / 978-1-4903-4165-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA