It’s 2070, Europe swelters in the still warming climate, and the post-Collapse world is staggering toward another, perhaps final, destruction.
In a world where anyone 'different' is killed or worse, Blanco, a young performer, is a reluctant member of the Magnifico Cirque de Curiosities. Trapped in this heavily-armed band of circus 'freaks' and criminal thugs, he's forced to survive by conning and killing, robbing and running – and putting on a show.
Then Blanco discovers that neither he nor his colleagues, land-pirates masquerading as a sideshow, are what they seem. They're en route to a global competition, not with other circuses but with other scientists, and Blanco is an unwilling entry.
Worse, something is growing inside him, something that is changing and killing him. From the ruins of London, across Europe and Central Asia, the body-count is high and everyone's out to get him, but Blanco's only chance of survival - and perhaps that of the human race - lies in the remote Tien Shan mountains, deep in the deserts of Central Asia.
He'd just as soon top himself...but he's in love and he has a puppy to save.
Fantastica Prize winner, Last Circus is a page-turning spec-fic thriller and wild ride through the near future.
Cover artist: Roy Chen