“With the odd, yet appropriate, moniker H.G. Bells, this book takes another stab at the end-of-the-world scenario, this time using insomnia instead of a zombie virus.”
The world record for a human to go sleepless is eleven days. As a new epidemic of insomnia hits the world, everyone begins to wonder when they will be able to rest again. Chaos reigns as scientists desperately race to discover a cure with strange experiments. Society crumbles, violence becomes a way of life. As the world falls apart, all anyone can do is watch the madness all around them, powerless to stop it.
If they could only sleep …
Why we’re excited about this book:
Just as Max Brooks’ World War Z revitalized post-apocalyptic fiction over a decade ago, it’s high time for a new spin on this familiar trope. With the odd, yet appropriate, moniker H.G. Bells, this book takes another stab at the end-of-the-world scenario, this time using insomnia instead of a zombie virus. Written in a series of vignettes, each capturing a different character at varying points on the time-line, we get a wide lens view of how such events would play out. Publishers Weekly says: “Despite the grim elements, human resilience and compassion are the overwhelming themes of this well-written collection, and the coda is full of hope.”
Sleep Over: An Oral History of the Apocalypse by H.G. Bells releases 16 January 2018 and is available for pre-order over at Amazon.