“Hugh’s imaginative worlds and tales within them never fail to entertain!”
—Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of Project Hail Mary
The first original novel from author Hugh Howey in six years, Across the Sand takes us back to the world of Sand, to a far future many generations after a disaster has destroyed civilization as we know it, where four siblings struggle to build their futures amid the harsh wastes of endless desert.
The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes, a land of howling wind and infernal sand.
In this barren home, siblings Conner, Rob, Palmer and Violet daily carve out a future. They live in the shadow of their father and oldest sister, Vic, two of the greatest sand divers ever to comb the desert’s depths. But these branches of their family tree are long gone, disappeared into the wastes beyond, leaving the younger siblings scratching in the dust, hopeful for a better life.
On the other side of No Man’s Land, Anya was born beside the abundant mines knowing her prospects would be to marry, have a family, and work in ore, in service to the Empire of the East. But when an atomic bomb delivered by a stranger destroys most of her town—murdering all her friends and community—she follows her father to a strange land of dunes to bring vengeance to their enemies.
HUGH HOWEY is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, Beacon 23, Sand, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Wool and Beacon 23 are currently in development for television at AMC, and Sand is in development at Amazon.When Hugh is not aboard the Wayfinder, a fifty-foot catamaran that he is sails around the world, he is based in New York.
"Marrying a propulsive plot with fascinating worldbuilding, this postapocalyptic epic proves well worth the wait." — Publishers Weekly
“Hugh’s imaginative worlds and tales within them never fail to entertain!” — Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of Project Hail Mary
“A captivating, inventive post-apocalyptic adventure that you won't be able to put down.” — Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Chosen Ones and Poster Girl
“Hugh Howey is a true visionary and his books are mind-bending explorations of possible futures—but always with grounded characters and compulsively readable. I love his work.” — Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling co-author of Diablo Mesa