Livid by Francesco Verso
Livid is set in a future where consumerism has made much of Earth into a junk heap. Peter Payne is a trashformer, a scavenger, a kid under the thumb of a world too brutal to stay human in. When his one chance for love and to change his fate is violently torn away from him, he spends the rest of his life in a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession.
Filled with themes of cybernetics, prosthetics, consumerism, over-consumerism, robots and transcendence, this is a novel that expands on classic tropes to build world as deep and confused as the main character.
Francesco Verso is an Italian author and this is his first work to be published in English. Winner of the Urania-Mondadori Award, Verso writes classic sci-fi inspired by contemporary social and environmental concerns that are explored through characters that are beautifully fallible.
Livid is the first book from Fantastica and we are immensely proud to be working with such a talented and committed author. Scheduled for release in August 2014 in print and ebook. Please email [email protected] for information and pre-orders.