BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey

A speculative climate fiction by Clark Hilton. The much-anticipated speculative climate fiction novel is available now.

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In a not-too-distant tomorrow, Gen, just 16, journeys from her lonely family farm in search of a gleaming utopia filled with excitement, new friends… maybe even love. But Earth’s fury tumbles her into a brutish world beyond her imagination. Gen holds the key to saving the world. Can she save herself?

In this debut speculative climate fiction, Clark Hilton paints a near future nightmare in lyrical prose. The story is set in an inundated, savage domain of rough men and flesh-hungry beasts, where unfolds a dark-skinned teen girl’s epic journey to find love in a loveless world.

BAMBOO is general adult and new adult speculative climate fiction with literary execution for readers of Blake Crouch, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and Emily St. John Mandel. The tale weaves elements of genetic engineering, environmental disaster, technological failure, loss of history, societal unrest, vain hope, and bottomless despair, amid the coming-of-age of a reluctant hero.

The author claims that the story’s true source remains elusive, but seems to have traveled to our present day from some future society to warn of humanity’s folly. Says Hilton: “I offer BAMBOO as fiction, though I did not set out to write a novel. The story unfolded from a curious artifact I encountered only by chance – a tiny holographic cube, which my tech team painstakingly decrypted. What emerged was a message for the world, and the tale of a teenage girl’s remarkable odyssey.”

“A genre-melding, mind-bending journey through a brutal near future spiked with the anguished hope of new love.” –

About the book:
BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey by Clark Hilton
Genre: speculative climate fiction
ISBN: 979-8-9886020-3-3 (hardback) | 979-8-9886020-4-0 (paperback) | 979-8-9886020-6-4 (audiobook) | LCCN: 2023921366
6×9, 384pp, with chapter illustrations
On sale starting November 13, 2023

post-apocalyptic; female protagonist; genetic engineering; coming of age; dystopian; climate change; Bildungsroman; epic; romance; science fiction


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