“I loved the idea of this book from the start because it had so many of the best hallmarks of a genre I love. But there is no hint of the formulaic here. Watts’ streetscapes are completely original and her voice, steely and edgy, is her own.” Emma Young, Damage Catastrophic.
“Survival is a wild ride (in squid infested waters) told through evocative, sparse prose and a terrifying window into an all too realistic future. I love the addition of bonus short stories at the end – just when you think the ride is over you get to go again.” Shayde Kelly, Goodreads review.
“Rachel Watts has brought beautiful imagery to a post apocalyptic time. She has pieced together such an effortless world with characters who fit right in. From the moment I read the prologue, I knew I’d have to keep reading until I had closure. Survival kept me turning the page until the very end.” Katrina Ayala, Goodreads review.
The world has suffered economic collapse and multiple environmental crises. In a flooded city, Ava Murasaki is searching for her activist sister Sophia. Meanwhile, Valerie Newlin lives in the secure complex of the Scylla Corporation, the world's only remaining multinational. There, she finds evidence of something horrifying in the Corporation medical research data. Set in a searingly real near-future, Survival is a story of what people will face for those they love.
Survival is accompanied by four of Watts' previously published dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories.