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When the Children Come by Barry Kirwan

Genre: YA / Adult Science Fiction

Tour Dates: 8th - 15th January 2021

Publication Date: 8th January 2021

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or very limited Paperbacks

Standalone First Book in a new series

Estimated Page Count - 320

Author Content Warning: Children are being killed (no graphic violence; this happens ‘off-stage’) some reference to use of children as suicide bombers in Afghanistan

Types of post available: Reviews or basic promo / spotlight posts

Nathan, emotionally scarred after three tours in Afghanistan, lives alone in Manhattan until New Year’s Eve, when he meets Lara. The next morning, he notices something strange is going on – a terrified kid is being pursued by his father, and a girl, Sally, pleads with Nathan to hide her from her parents. There is no internet, no television, no phone coverage. 

Nathan, Lara and Sally flee along the East Coast, encountering madmen, terrorists, the armed forces, and other children frightened for their lives. The only thing Nathan knows for sure is that he must not fall asleep...

About Barry Kirwan

I was born in Farnborough and grew up watching the Red Arrow jet fighters paint the sky at airshows. I didn't get into writing until years later when I arrived in Paris, where I penned The Eden Paradox series (four books) over a period of ten years. My SF influences were Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and Orson Scott Card, but also David Brin who writes about smart aliens. Iain Banks and Alistair Reynolds remain major influences, as well as Neal Asher, Peter F Hamilton and Jack McDevitt.

My main SF premise is that if we do ever meet aliens, they'll probably be far more intelligent than we are, and with very different values and ideas of how the galaxy works. As a psychologist by training, that interests me in terms of how to think outside our own (human) frame of reference.

When I'm not writing, I'm either working (my day job), which is preventing mid-air collisions, reading, or doing yoga or tai chi. When I'm on holiday I'm usually diving, looking for sharks. Most times I find them, or rather, they find me. 

Follow Barry Kirwan



Twitter: @Eden_paradox

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Publication Day Premium Package Schedule

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8th January

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  3. B for bookreview

  4. Novel Kicks

  5. Mama Bear's book hour

  6. Scintilla.Info

  7. Storme Reads A Lot

9th January

  1. Insta - @duckfacekim09

  2. Reviewsfeed

  3. sharon beyond the books

10th January

  1. ayjaypagefarerbookblog

  2. House of 1000 Books

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