A Sky of Wretched Shells

Mark Blackham

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A provocative story in the face of climate change, a merging of ancient and modern learning and an answer to the question of our place in the stars.

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About the book

On an atoll not far from now, nor far from here, we meet a young man named Mala, who is eager to discover the secrets of his island home. Woleai is strangely unaffected by changes wreaking havoc across the rest of the planet – and Mala needs to know why.

The importance of his observations is brought to the forefront when scientists from afar arrive on the island.

A Sky of Wretched Shells is a provocative story in the face of climate change, a merging of ancient and modern learning and an answer to the question of our place in the stars.

About the author

Mark Blackham is a writer of speculative fiction and horror. He has published his work in anthologies, including At the Edge (Paper Road Press). He’s also written a comic book for the Commando series called The Mortar Boys.

In the 1990s he and his wife, Sola, made a trip to Micronesia, which inspired A Sky of Wretched Shells. Mark is a co-owner of a public communications agency, which involved him editing NIWA’s magazine, Water and Atmosphere. He lives in Eastbourne with his family.

Specifications

Dimensions: 110 x 175 mm
Number of pages: 196
Binding: soft cover

Look inside

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