With incredible twists and turns and an action-packed story, this is a thrilling, unputdownable adventure.
The robot Adam-2 has been locked in the basement of a lost building for over two hundred years - until one day he is discovered by two children, and emerges into a world ruined by a civil war between humans and advanced intelligence.
Hunted by both sides, Adam discovers that he holds the key to the war, and the power to end it - to destroy one side and save the other. But which side is right?
Surrounded by enemies who want to use him, and allies who mistrust him, Adam must decide who - and what - he really is.
From the author of the highly-acclaimed Orion Lost, Adam-2 is an exciting and hugely gripping science fiction thriller - perfect for fans of Eoin Colfer, Anthony Horowitz, and Philip Reeve.
"One of the best middle grade books I've read this year … Action, tension, a marvellous mix of characters, and incredibly thought-provoking while being huge fun to read." - Jennifer Killick, author of Crater Lake
"This is dark-edged, well-realised science fiction that tackles issues such as free will and identity, reflected both in Adam-2 and in Linden, who is non-binary and referred to by the pronouns ze/hir." - James Lovegrove, Financial Times
Alastair is a children's author and puzzle creator. As a puzzle creator he wrote quite a lot of books of Sudoku and other puzzles for kids and grown-ups, and as an author he writes picture books and middle-grade fiction. Alastair lives in Edinburgh with his wife (who is lovely), two teenagers (who are lovely but very loud), and a cat named Maudie, who is yowling at him even though there is clearly food in her bowl, look, it's right there, look. His hobbies include writing and playing games on his phone when he should be writing. You can follow him on Twitter @alastair_ch, if you like.
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