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The Seventh Wave

ESTIMATED PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2020 The Seventh Wave tells of a planet in transition, the drastically reduced population of Somerset struggling to come to terms with life without oil, an uncontrollable virus, rising sea levels and cataclysmic climate change. The survivors are divided between the heavily fortified City and the Outside, a collection of independent Communities […]

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ESTIMATED PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 2020

The Seventh Wave tells of a planet in transition, the drastically reduced population of Somerset struggling to come to terms with life without oil, an uncontrollable virus, rising sea levels and cataclysmic climate change. The survivors are divided between the heavily fortified City and the Outside, a collection of independent Communities . Beneath the domes of the Autonomous City of Bristol, advances in communications technology have resulted in a highly interconnected yet strangely fragmented society, almost completely isolated from their surroundings. The Lulsgate Community, a heavily defended enclave occupying the site of what used to be Bristol International Airport on the other hand, have very little technology. However, as a result of their strongly held and shared beliefs, they enjoy a cohesive and community centric existence. The two communities are equally and constantly  threatened by armed terrorist groups, dominated by the Brigantes who inhabit the cave systems of Cheddar Gorge.

Lulsgate and the City tolerate each other’s existence despite their immeasurable differences. Medicines and manufactured goods are traded for fresh meat, eggs and vegetables grown on Outsider farms. Luke Knowles is a shepherd at Lulsgate, and Jeni MacIntyre is a doctor within the City. When Luke’s son, Petie, becomes sick and requires urgent treatment in one of Bristol’s OutClinics, a series of events are set in train that will change all their lives forever.