An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale
North is an original and even dazzling writer, and fans of her work will enjoy this grim tale of capitalism taken to a terrifying extreme
North demonstrates skill in creating a terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day . . . Every aspect of life in Theo's Britain is imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real.
The truly scary thing about 84K is how convincing this dark, brutal class-divided Britain is
North's take on nano-upgrades, a sense of identity, and addiction is terrifying, plausible, and intelligent. An outstanding novella
Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists
North's latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose . . . The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity's fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love
Mesmeric, terrifying and wonderful. North is practically her own genre at this point.
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining
Sweet Harmony doesn't just deliver a scary and convincing near future but also glorious, on-point writing . . . Strongly recommended
An unnerving, sharply observed and altogether too plausible novella . . . Recommended
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination
North's talent shines out
Claire North . . . successfully explores the human weaknesses that can be ruthlessly exploited by unscrupulous corporations in this brilliant SF novella