“A gripping tale of resilience, survival, and how we define the ‘other’ – this is intelligent SF that speaks to our time”

Jennifer Mills, fiction editor at Overland journal

The illustration by Jo Waite is from Overland 215, Winter 2014, and accompanied the publication of the first short story from the world of The Pale.

A gripping tale … intelligent SF

“This is an auspicious debut from Rhoden in the popular fiction stakes.

Rhoden’s tale is metaphorical, but can be read on a number of levels. One might imagine that the seismic change precipitated by the conflagration is used by the author to alert the reader to the dangers of complacency regarding climate change, perpetual wars, the deleterious effects of exclusion and the need to preserve the cultural legacy of our race for future generations.

Read Anne’s Amazon UK 5-star review here.


Auspicious debut novel