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Frank Tayell

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Author of post-apocalyptic and near-future science fiction, with a focus on democracies struggling against dystopia.

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Average rating: 4.13 · 17,836 ratings · 1,113 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
London (Surviving The Evacu...

3.84 avg rating — 4,645 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Wasteland (Surviving The Ev...

4.06 avg rating — 2,132 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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Family (Surviving The Evacu...

4.13 avg rating — 1,597 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Unsafe Haven (Surviving The...

4.24 avg rating — 963 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Reunion (Surviving The Evac...

4.24 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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3.92 avg rating — 862 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Home (Surviving The Evacuat...

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Anglesey (Surviving The Eva...

4.34 avg rating — 557 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Ireland (Surviving The Evac...

4.37 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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4.33 avg rating — 719 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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" Kev wrote: "Is book 9 still on track for a late December release Frank? Thanks"

Probably. Possibly. I'm about halfway through the final edit. There are
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“Have you ever tried to vent your frustration by writing down swear words? Try it, it’s just not the same.”
Frank Tayell, London

“One day, and it may be long off, but one day there will be bacon again. It might be mouse bacon, but that will do for me.”
Frank Tayell, London

“I struggled out of bed, and turned on my laptop. There were twenty messages from Sholto. None were particularly friendly, though few of his missives ever were. The first read, ‘I see you’re in hospital. When you get out, download these files. Keep them safe. It could be important.’ I’m not sure why I followed his instructions, but I did. Day after day, I copied the files to my laptop, deleting all the documents, films, and music to make room. When the broadband stopped working, I used the government phone. By the time that stopped working, just after the evacuation began, I’d filled the laptop and the external hard drive on which I’d been storing our plans for the election campaign. I did look at some of the files before the power went out. I listened to the air-traffic control audio-feed from when Air Force Two went down. There were calls”
Frank Tayell, London


What would you like to read for June's discussion? Note: A vote is a commitment to return to discuss if your book wins. Please do not vote for a book unless you have never read it, or will definitely reread it for this discussion (or remember it extremely well).
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Soledad: Dark Republic Book One by D.L. Young
2016, 244 pages, 4.33 stars
Kindle $3.99 / Paperback $11.99 new, $9 up used

  11 votes, 33.3%

Serious Crimes by Frank Tayell
2015, 232 pages, 4.31 stars
Kindle TEMPORARILY FREE / Paperback from 9ish on up

  8 votes, 24.2%

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
1959, 323 pages, 4.07 stars
Kindle $6.99 / cheap used paperback

  8 votes, 24.2%

Once Bitten, Twice Die by Antony Stanton
2015, 360 pages, 4.19 stars
Kindle price $1.99 / Paperback $13.99

  6 votes, 18.2%


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