A child is kidnapped with consequences that extend across worlds...A writer reaches into the past to discover the truth about a possible murder...Far away a young woman prepares for her mysterious future...In a future scarred by fracking and ecological collapse, Jenna Hoolman's world is dominated by illegal smartdog racing: greyhounds genetically modified with human DNA. When her young niece goes missing that world implodes...Christy's life is dominated by fear of her brother, a man she knows capable of monstrous acts and suspects of hiding even darker ones. Desperate to learn the truth she contacts Alex, who has his own demons to fight...And Maree, a young woman undertaking a journey that will change her world forever.
Interviews and features in sci-fi and entertainment. Magazines Reviews in national newspapers. Blog tour across sci-fi and books blogs. Promotion on titanbooks.com. The Race was shortlisted for the kitchies' Red Tentacle Award, the BSFA Award and the John W. Campbell memorial Award in 2015. Nina Allan is well-known for her ward-winning short fiction - The Race is her stunning debut novel. The Race has been compared to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas.
"Totally assured - this is a literate, intelligent, gorgeously human and superbly strange SF novel that will continually skewer your assumptions." - Alastair Reynolds, on The Race; "A unique and fascinating near-future ecological SF novel. Buy it!" Jeff Vandermeer, author of the Annihilation trilogy
Nina Allan has won the BSFA Award for Short Fiction, the prestigious Grand Prix de l'lmaginaire, and the Aeon Award. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award four times and was a finalist for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award. The Race is her first novel.