Control (Paperback)

By Kim Curran

Strange Chemistry, 9781908844163, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (9/20/2016)

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Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same.

That's why he's so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters.

They've sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Anderson. An ex-Shifter who runs a project for unusual kids - as if the ability to change your every decision wasn't unusual enough. But Anderson and the kids have a dark secret. One that Scott is determined to discover.

As his obsession with discovering the truth takes him further away from anyone he cares about, his grip on reality starts to weaken. Scott realises if he can't control his choices, they'll control him.

About the Author

Kim Curran was born in Dublin and moved to London when she was seven. After studying Philosophy and Literature at Sussex University her plan of being paid big bucks to think deep thoughts never quite paid off. So she became an advertising copywriter instead, specializing in writing for videogames. She lives in SW London with her husband - if they're not both off travelling. When she's not writing she fences and plays guitar. Both very badly. The author lives in London, England.

Praise For Control

Praise for SHIFT:

"Realistic British teens and a couple of completely creepy villains make this sci-fi thriller a must for genre fans"
- Kirkus Reviews

"I thought that Shift was a fast-paced and highly enjoyable read with a thoroughly creative plot line"
- City Book Review

"It's slick and quick with just the right amount of squick... and the central premise unfolds satisfyingly."
- Tom Pollock, author of The City's Son

Nominated for the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer