Author(s): Adrian Barnes
Shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.
Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no-one has slept the night before, or almost no one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand can still sleep, and they've all shared the same strange, golden dream. A handful of children still sleep as well, but what they're dreaming remains a mystery.
After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. One couple experience a lifetime in a week as he continues to sleep, she begins to disintegrate before him, and the new world swallows the old one whole...NOD.
Author interview in Sfx and Sci Fi Now; Features in Guardian Indepenent; Extensive coverage on i09 and tor.com; has receive extensive review coverage inc. The Guardian; A TV adaptations is currently in development at Fox, Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7, Lucky 7) will pen the script. Nod was shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2013, alongside Kim Stanley Robinson Ken Macleod.
Adrian Barnes was born in Blackpool, England but moved to Canada in 1969. He teaches English at Selkirk College, British Columbia. He is married with two children. He received an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and Noel is his first published novel.