M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and is a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.
..".a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one."--io9.com "One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."--Kirkus "If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one, it's amazing."--Martina Cole "Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human...as fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel."--Joss Whedon "A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go."--John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN "An instant favorite."--Boing Boing "Unique and terrifying."--Booklist "Original, thrilling and powerful."--The Guardian