England a hundred years in the future is a squalid broken-down land in which technology has lurched forward and then all but seized up.
Hidden away on the top floor of a high London building is Evie, an almost perfect manifestation of AI and bioengineering. She is bored and lonely but acts her part and most importantly has been kept safe… until that is, the dark and dangerous world below comes crashing in.
The Actuality is a powerful, atmospheric journey into a dark possible future in which the brilliant Evie - curious, soulful and aware of her limitations - forces us to question the essence of what it is to be human.
The Actuality, the debut novel from Paul Braddon, will be published in 2020 by Sandstone Press.