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Young Adult Fiction Dystopian

The Backbone of Night

Book Two in The Automatic Age Saga

by (author) G.M.B. Chomichuk

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
May 2022
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12


There may be nowhere to go during the Automatic Age. The autovolts have swept the earth clean of most of its human inhabitants and Kerion fears that his son will grow up a lonely anomaly on an earth free of people. Time is running out for Kerion: the prosthetics that keep him alive are breaking down. What will happen if his son Barry must grow up alone? A group of survivors calling themselves The Last People are Kerion’s last hope. They may be able to lead them to thet the Delta City, a fabled refuge for humankind, free of the technologies that are trying to kill them. But is it better to risk isolation or leave his son with a group of religious fanatics? The truth will send Kerion and Barry on the run in a fight for survival beneath the sea of stars others calledTHE BACKBONE OF NIGHT.

About the author

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in film, television, books, comics and graphic novels. His most recent work with HighWater Press, Will I See?, was a collaboration with writer David A. Robertson and singer/songwriter Iskwe. He writes and/or illustrates occult suspense stories like Midnight City, science fiction works like Red Earth, or inspirational all-ages adventure stories like Cassie and Tonk. He is the host of Super Pulp Science a podcast about how genre gets made. His newest full length graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal was featured on The Hollywood Reporter, The Nerdist, and Billboard Magazine.

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