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The Silver Radio opens the door on a riveting new dystopian world, Strand’s great Tower, perfect for fans of Scott Westerfield’s Uglies. The saga of those trapped in the brutally self-sufficient Tower challenges concepts of fate, choices, conservation, necessity, and the indomitable human spirit.
Quincy is a boy on the edge. At the end of his Academy career, the time has come for him to pay Strand back for all they’ve invested in him. In their Tower- a decadent cityscape, forsaken wild jungle, and sprawling suburb in one- no one stays for free. The biggest problem for Quincy is his blank aptitude tests. Repeated rejections and threats of exile drive him to graffiti a road sign, which puts him in the spotlight of Strand’s elite Bolt Rangers.
Elly is a girl burdened with tremendous responsibility. She lives a few doors down from a boy who everyone has counted out. Where others see failure and a delinquent, she sees a brilliant artist. With Strand about to call on Elly to make a great sacrifice, she can’t help but wonder: is there more to Quincy?
The Summit is a band of castaways in the wildest reaches of Strand’s Tower. A group hell bent on derailing the system of Strand, however necessary it may seem. They await the arrival of their final member, a former celebrity in Strand’s culture, a man of colossal strength. But how can they accomplish their mission, when it is Quincy who answers the call of the silver radio? Can the tangled fates of Quincy, Elly, and the Summit hope to stand against the paragon of conservation and control that is Strand?
Strand: the Silver Radio is a heart-wrenching, inspiring story of a young man finding himself in the tides of colliding ideologies. In a ruthless system driven by necessity, what is the real power of the ones outside the mold?
Cover by my wonderful wife, Katie
A special thanks to all the amazing illustrators that helped bring Quincy and his world to life! All credit for the images below goes to them.
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