The Windscale Incident (Paperback)

By Paul Kearney

Abaddon, 9781781086469, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2020

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A blistering 1950’s Alternate-History Apocalypse that marks the beginning of a major new trans-media franchise. 

Great Britain, mid-1950s.

Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news. The simultaneous meltdown at the Windscale Nuclear Reactor and the Calder Hall site in the North of England killed thousands, but what came next was worst. The radioactive cloud, dispersed by heavy winds, effectively cut Great Britain in half and created the Exclusion Zone.

Hysterical accounts of strange creatures, wolf-like packs and bands of human survivors abound, but no really knows since the last expedition was lost fifteen months ago.

But there are mysteries that must be illuminated, and for Doctors Brian Mortlake and Constance Garraway, aided by a crack team of British soldiers, it’s time to enter the Zone. 

About the Author

Paul Kearney is the best-selling author of the Macht trilogy (The Ten Thousand, Kings of Morning and Corvus) as well as the Monarchies of God and the Sea Beggars series, both of which are considered modern classics of fantasy.

He was born in Northern Ireland and studied Old Norse, Middle English and Anglo Saxon at Oxford University, and subsequently lived for several years in both Denmark and the United States. He lives in County Down, in a croft with a boat by the door.