Book - Hope Island


Titan Books announce the upcoming publication of Hope Island, a novel promising a new blend of dark menace and literary science fiction from the author of Snakeskins, Tim Major...

Press Release

Workaholic TV news producer Nina Scaife is determined to fight for her daughter, Laurie, after her partner Rob walks out on her. She takes Laurie to visit Rob’s parents on the beautiful but remote Hope Island, to prove to her that they are still a family. But Rob’s parents are wary of Nina, and the islanders are acting strangely. And as Nina struggles to reconnect with Laurie, the silent island children begin to lure her daughter away. 

Meanwhile, Nina tries to resist the scoop as she is drawn to a local artists’ commune, the recently unearthed archaeological site on their land, and the dead body on the beach... 

Hope Island is the latest title from Tim Major, a rising star of the British speculative fiction scene; a thought-provoking exploration of family, identity and community, Hope Island is intelligent science fiction shot through with a creeping sense of unease.

Tim Major is the author of Snakeskins, You Don’t Belong Here, Blighters, Carus & Mitch, the YA novel Machineries of Mercy, the short story collection And the House Lights Dim, and a non-fiction book about the silent crime film, Les Vampires. His shorts have appeared in Interzone, Not One of Us and numerous anthologies including Best of British Science Fiction and The Best Horror of the Year. He lives in York, UK. He tweets @onasteamer

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Hope Island is published on 5th May in the US and 8th June in the UK