A stand-alone novella from the award-winning Claire North - one of the most original voices in modern fiction
'NORTH IS AN ORIGINAL AND EVEN DAZZLING WRITER' Kirkus
From the award-winning, bestselling Claire North comes a brand new stand-alone novella - a clever and unnervingly plausible dystopian tale set five minutes into the future . . .
Harmony is tired. Tired of working so hard, tired of the way she looks, tired of being average. But all that changes when she decides to splash out and upgrade her nanos.
And why not? Everyone's doing it now. With a simple in-app purchase, you can update the tech in your bloodstream to transform yourself - get enhanced brain power, the perfect body or a dazzling smile.
Suddenly, everything starts going right for Harmony. She's finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But when she ends up running too many upgrades on her body all at once, the effects will be more catastrophic than she could have imagined.
With Sweet Harmony, Claire North proves yet again that she is one of the most innovative and original voices in modern fiction.
Praise for Sweet Harmony:
'Terrifying, plausible, and intelligent. An outstanding novella' Fantasy Book Critic
'Sweet Harmony doesn't just deliver a scary and convincing near future but also glorious, on-point writing . . . Strongly recommended' Blue Book Balloon
'An unnerving, sharply observed and altogether too plausible novella' Civilian Reader
'Brilliant' The Digital Fix
Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The End of the Day
The Pursuit of William Abbey
Mesmeric, terrifying and wonderful. North is practically her own genre at this point.
North's talent shines out
North's latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose . . . The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity's fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination
North is an original and even dazzling writer
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining
Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author whose debut novel was written when she was just fourteen years old. She has fast established herself as one of the most powerful and imaginative voices in modern fiction. Her first book published under the Claire North pen name was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller and won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her follow-up, Touch, was described by the Independent as 'little short of a masterpiece'. Her next novel, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, won the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, and The End of the Day was shortlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award. Her 2018 novel 84K received a special citation at the Philip K. Dick Awards, and her latest novel, The Pursuit of William Abbey, has been shortlisted for a Locus award. Claire lives in London.