The Nothing Within
By Andy Giesler
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In this "magical, terrifying, and whimsical debut" (Publishers Weekly starred review), a biotech plague reverberates in Ohio Amish country long after the near-extinction of humankind. A young woman must try to save what remains of the human race. "Crafty surprises abound" (Kirkus Reviews) in this sci-fi/fantasy adventure that's "nothing short of a storytelling masterwork." (BlueInk Review in Booklist)
Though raised in a fearful society that reveres tradition and conformity, she's irreverent, outspoken, and deeply curious. Her congenital blindness sets her even further apart.
Centuries after the Reckoning, a global biotech plague, savage chimeras still threaten human survival. After Root hears a voice that no one else can hear, she flees into the wilderness. Outcast and hunted, she must confront a dire threat to her people—and unravel the mystery of who she really is.
- Winner, Best Science Fiction Novel (2020): Next Generation Indie Book Awards
- Winner, Best Science Fiction Novel (2020): National Indie Excellence Awards
- First Runner Up, Best Commercial Fiction Novel (2020): Eric Hoffer Award