Backbone of Night

Book 2 of The Automatic Age Saga

GMB Chomichuk

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Book 2 of The Automatic Age Saga

$ 7.99$ 14.95
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Book 2 of the saga begun in The Automatic Age.

In the Automatic Age, the autovolts have swept the earth clean of most of its human inhabitants. Kerion and Barry are of the few survivors, mistaken as robots in the first purge because of Kerion’s prosthetics. Kerion fears that his son will grow up a lonely anomaly on an earth free of people. The discovery of a group of intentionalized fanatics may be the hope they need to reconnect with the human experience. But is it better risk dangerous isolation or stay with a group of religious zealots?

The truth will send them on the run in a fight for survival beneath the sea of stars to the tower known as the BACKBONE OF NIGHT.

GMB Chomichuk

GMB Chomichuk

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in comics, graphic novels, books, role-playing games, film, television and theatre. He is the host of Super Pulp Science a podcast about how genre gets made. His work in words and pictures ranges from the heartwarming to bloodcurdling. Other books by GMB Chomichuk include Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal from Z2, Will I See? from Portage and Main Press, The Automatic Age from Great Plains, The Eye Collector from HEAVY METAL, Dragon Nanny from Chasing Artwork and Dead Work from The Dead Work Collective.

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Epub, Epub – Classroom License, Epub – Individual License, Epub – School License, Mobi, Paperback

Praise for The Automatic Age

“Desperate, suspenseful action in a nightmarish scenario.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Chomichuk has developed a fascinating, complex setting . . . And he uses it to explore timely themes of automation, scarcity economics, and robot ethics, while also showcasing his formidable imagination.” — Quill & Quire


“Though the action-filled plot with its short chapters will easily hold readers’ attention, it is Chomichuk’s worldbuilding that will really grab readers” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials


“A gripping, action-packed page turner about a father and son trying to survive their post-apocalyptic world. I couldn’t put it down.” — Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara


Read this interview by Fanbase Press with author GMB Chomichuk on his inspiration behind the series.


Click here to listen to GMB Chomichuk read from The Automatic Age on CBC Manitoba!