In the Drift (Paperback)

By Michael Swanwick

Dover Publications, 9780486809410, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2017



"A tough, keen-edged blade of a story ... powerful and moving " -- Roger Zelazny
"This episodic tale of life, war, and survival in post-meltdown Pennsylvania builds a potent new myth from the grim reality of radioactive waste. Swanwick's clean, strong prose makes the story compulsively readable." -- George R. R. Martin
"A vivid, fast-paced and evocative story by one of science fiction's best new writers. A generation-spanning saga of the fight for power and survival in a chillingly possible alternate future America ... one which could still yet come to pass, tomorrow or today." -- Gardner Dozois
In this dystopic world, radiation from the 1979 Three Mile Island accident has contaminated all of central Pennsylvania. A century after the disaster, the fallout zone -- known as the Drift -- harbors two-headed monsters, mutated vampires, and other outcasts. In the Drift chronicles the struggles of those on both sides of the divide as they fight to survive and transcend their shattered world.

About the Author

American science-fiction author Michael Swanwick is a prolific writer of short stories, for which he has received five Hugo awards. He has also received a Nebula award for his 1991 novel, Stations of the Tide.