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Gollancz Science Fiction Hb July £12.99 / £12.99 352pp 978 1 473 21517 7 / 978 1 473 21746 1 ebook: £12.99 / 978 1 473 21519 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6377 0

‘This novel should come with a warning label: The Hatching is scary as hell and addictively fun’ – benjamin Percy, author of The Dead Lands, Red Moon, and The Wilding

Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • July 2016

EZEkIEL bOONE The Hatching a high-octane thriller by a remarkable new talent.

best compared to Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and Max brooks’s World War Z, Ezekiel boone’s The Hatching is a brilliantly addictive novel following a cast of diverse characters from around the globe who are pulled together into a desperate fight against an ancient species.

A local guide is leading wealthy tourists through a forest in Peru when a strange, black, skittering mass engulfs him and most of the party. FbI Agent Mike Rich is on a routine stake-out in Minneapolis when he’s suddenly called by the Director himself to investigate a mysterious plane crash. A scientist studying earthquakes in India registers an unprecedented pattern in local seismic readings. The Chinese government ‘accidentally’ drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. And all of these events are connected.

As panic begins to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at Melanie Guyer’s Washington laboratory. The unusual egg inside begins to crack . . . An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake. but this is only the beginning of our end . . .

• The rights to the book have been sold in nine territories and seven languages: usa, Canada, uk, Germany, France, Brazil, italy, latin american and North american spanish, and Japan.

• TV and film rights to the book have been sold to lionsgate on behalf of Joel silver (producer of The Matrix, the recent sherlock holmes film, the classic Die Hard and Lethal Weapon franchises).

Ezekiel Boone lives in the United States with his family. This is his first thriller.

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Location: USA Available for interview www.ezekielboone.com @ezekiel_boone