Point / John Meaney writing as Thomas Blackthorne

“John Meaney is a spectacular writer. He makes SF seem all fresh and new again.”
Robert J Sawyer

“John Meaney has rewired SF. Everything is different now.”
Stephen Baxter

What else is there, when life has no point?

In a Britain on the edge of collapse, the lost teens have formed Cutter Circles, a terrible cult based on mutual suicide. For ex-Special Forces soldier Josh Cumberland, this is just the start of another descent into the very heart of darkness.

Savage satire and incredible near-future thrills from the author of Edge.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Suicide Cults | Razor Teens | Corporate Atrocity | Stop the Slaughter ]

More praise:

“I knew nothing about Point by Thomas Blackthorne when it dropped through my letterbox. Within five pages… I was completely hooked.”
The Eloquent Page

In the same series: Edge


Science Fiction
Thomas Blackthorne
Cover: springlondon.com

3 February 2011
416pp B-format paperback
ISBN 978 0 85766 078 7

22 February 2011
416pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US $8.99 CAN
ISBN 978 0 85766 079 4

3 February 2011
ePub ISBN 978 0 85766 080 0


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Praise for Edge:

“Cumberland leaps off the page, a trained killer whose anger and grief at his daughter’s condition is brilliantly portrayed; the depiction of his simmering rage, barely held in check, and how he channels it, provides a masterclass in characterisation.”
The Guardian

“The characters themselves are wonderfully fleshed out and their interaction is quite mesmerising… an intelligent, slick and brilliantly executed novel with a quite unexpected but superbly scripted ending.”

“A very British opening. Could almost be Graham Joyce, sliding between sharp imagery and bad language in a particular way that only British writers seem to manage… a good read, with good pacing and some very cool ideas. Very visual. Violent… it’s a good adventure yarn with some fun ideas”
Gillian Polack