Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

August 20, 2013 10:08 AM

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Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publishing house Bloomsbury and sold to 21 countries. Oh, and? The film rights have already been purchased by Andy Serkis' production company The Imaginarium. Her name is Samantha Shannon and by this time next week, everyone who keeps tabs on YA fiction and blockbusters in the making will have heard of her. In fact it won't even take a week.

The Bone Season is set in the London of 2059 where 19-year-old Paige Mahoney works as a dreamwalker, a specific kind of clairvoyant who can break into someone else's mind. She's a criminal attempting to live below the thin fabric of what passes for society, because the London of the future (known as...

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