Full The Australian review here.
Full The Saturday Paper review here.
Full Sydney Morning Herald review here.
Full Sydney Morning Herald profile here.
Full The Monthly review here.
Full Readings Monthly review here.
Full interview on Radio National here.
Full Newtown Review of Books review here.
Full Overland piece here.
Full Bookity Boo review here.
Full review by Thomas Wilson here.
Listen to the full FBi Radio Book Club recording here.
This book is out from @liftedbrow TOMORROW! It's been a long wait for many and I was thrilled to slip in ahead of the game! A not-so-distant futurity, the world we will live in: the energy crisis in the past, ecological disaster simply commonplace, always anticipated. Hard and intelligent, unique spec fic but in the vein of the best sci fi, asking what the hell is authenticity? What is memory? What makes our memories real? Do we leave imprints? What about when those imprints are digitised? Edited, deleted, scrolled past and collapsed. Ecolaw is policed by cartoon pandas, an island called Pitcairn is sinking, a hint of the apocalypse. The postmodern bones, shifting perspectives, metafictional frames, captivate like the immersive cinema of the protagonist, Max Galleon, who blurs entertainment and catastrophe in a way that is perfectly plausible, a natural extension of social media and virtual reality, a catharsis, and who has no memory of his childhood - and so, no childhood. His brother lies in a trauma-induced coma, but who is he? Amnesia and love blend in a ripping montage, frightening and probing, as Max’s children embody a new kind of childhood: maturity, technological genius, obsession, viral-marketing, and, ultimately, distress for the future. Dense with jargon, believable, fun, visionary, at times disconcerting, as it should be: less concerned with ecology, and more with world-building, philosophical speculation, what it means to be alienated, delusional, always hopeful. #TheIslandWillSink #BriohnyDoyle #TheLiftedBrow #bookstagram #goodreads
The Island Will Sink by Briohny Doyle is OUT NOW! TIWS is set in a daunting future where humans aren't so different from program-able robots; where the energy crisis has come and gone, and our memories, daily lives and realities can be tweaked, edited and digitised. It asks readers to reconsider and evaluate the legacy of human footprint, and it's imprint on our fragile planet and online. If you're into futuristic, dystopian, mind-blowing fiction that will blur the line between the real and unreal - pick up a copy of The Island Will Sink from your local Australian bookshop! . . . . . #theislandwillsink #theliftedbrow #briohnydoyle #pubday #reading #books #lillytales #bookstagram #currentlyreading #currentread #goodreads #bibliophile #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookreview #bookmark #igbooks #australia #dystopia #literature #bookblog #bookreview
Set in a not-too-distant future, Briohny Doyle's THE ISLAND WILL SINK explores what happens when people are able to tweak their memories, edit their past & blur the lines between reality & fantasy. The first book to be published by @liftedbrow will be released in August. 😍 Get excited, guys. Head over to the @liftedbrow account to enter the draw to win a proof copy! All the details are over thurr 👉 @liftedbrow #theislandwillsink #theliftedbrow #arc #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #currentread #reading #bibliophile #lillytales #bookish #booksig #fiction #literature
It's grey and drizzly today -- perfect cosy weather! I have done a little letter writing, painted my nails while watching Bandslam, and next I'll be doing a little reading prep for work this week. And then: launching in on this beauty -- Briohny Doyle's upcoming debut from @liftedbrow, "The Island Will Sink." Near future spec fic? I'm so here for this.