Described as ‘unfailingly smart’, having a ‘unique writing style’ and ’emotionally and psychologically captivating’, ‘Basically Frightened’ is dystopia for the ordinary man and woman, a place where finding friends and tinned meat is far more important than shooting at mindless zombies and high-fiving one another. Filled with wit, excitement and even a dash of social commentary, ‘Basically Frightened’ is the perfect introduction to a brand new world of insanity – post-apocalyptic fiction will never be the same again.
Yet Another Slice of Post-Apocalyptia
You haven’t read anything like ‘Basically Frightened’ before – a genre-busting mix of post-apocalyptic action, adventure and suspense all heavily laced with whimsy and observational humour. An unlikely hero, a global pandemic, a tentative venture into a fractured world, ‘Basically Frightened’ has been described as ‘Shaun of the Dead’ meets ‘Pushing Daisies’, a slice of fiction that embraces what ordinary people might do when ‘The Shakes’ begin. Meet feral kids, roaming bands of the moderately psychotic, minor local celebrities, plucky heroines, loveable old ladies, people whose love of certain popular sci-fi villains has gone too far and a mysterious organisation simply known as ‘Order’.
With much more to come, ‘Basically Frightened’ is the first glorious step into a very different kind of dystopia. So it’s time to lift up the shutters, eat the last Mars Bar and meet a brave new world. Be thrilled, be amused, be mildly distracted…be ‘Basically Frightened’.
‘It’s a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness’ – Seneca