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A loner cursed with a psychic power learns he was part of an illicit experiment as a baby, and embarks on a perilous hunt to find those responsible.

“Readers will be hooked” – Publishers Weekly

File Under: Fantasy [ Strangest Things | Manifest Destiny | X-Kids | Chunkie ]

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If Aiden Manchester had to have a superpower, why couldn’t it be something useful? Like predicting the future? Or Jedi mind tricks? Instead, Aiden is afflicted with ‘manifestations’, mysterious balls of goo which materialise mid-air while he sleeps.

But then, Aiden learns he was a ‘Quiver Kid’, one of seven orphaned children drafted for an illicit experiment at Tau Nine-One. Setting out to find the perpetrators and his fellow victims, Aiden’s quest quickly turns lethal when he’s kidnapped by a maniacal Quiver Kid with a dark agenda.

As he uncovers the dangerous truth about his past, Aiden’s very essence is called into question. Will a hellish confrontation at Tau Nine-One reveal the ultimate purpose of the Quiver Kids?

Release Date



10th November 2020 | 9780857668660 | epub & mobi | £4.99/$6.99/$7.99

US Print

10th November 2020 | 9780857668653 | Trade Paperback | $14.99/$16.99

UK Print

10th November 2020 | 9780857668653 | Paperback | £9.99

Goodreads URL Read & Review

“Hinz packs this twisty story with action and mystery while striking a fascinating balance between modern reality and science fictional innovations. Readers will be hooked.”
– Publishers Weekly

“Beautifully paced, crisply written…It’s just begging to be made into a movie.”
– Amazing Stories

Christopher Hinz is the author of several science fiction books. Liege-Killer won the Compton Crook Award for best first novel and was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. He has written screenplays and a graphic novel, scripted comics for DC and Marvel, and has worked as a newspaper reporter and technical administrator of a small TV station.

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