The Kaiju Preservation Society

The Kaiju Preservation Society

The Kaiju Preservation Society

Published: 26 January, 2023
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Jurassic Park meets Parks & Recreation in The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi, a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set on an alternate Earth - perfect for fans of Adrian Tchaikovsky and Michel Crichton.

'John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today' - Joe Hill, author of The Fireman

A Financial Times Book of the Year

They're big, they're bad and they're about to become extinct . . .

Jamie's dream was to hit the big time at a New York tech start-up. Jamie's reality was a humiliating lay-off, then a low-wage job as a takeaway delivery driver. During a pandemic too. Things look beyond grim, until a chance delivery to an old acquaintance. Tom has an urgent vacancy on his team: the pay is great and Jamie has debts - it's a no-brainer choice. Yet, once again, reality fails to match expectations. Only this time it could be fatal.

It seems Tom's 'animal rights organization' is way more than it appears. The animals aren't even on Earth - or not our Earth, anyway. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures roam a tropical, human-free world. And although Kaiju are their universe's largest and most dangerous animal, they need support to survive.

Tom's 'Kaiju Preservation Society' wants to help. However, others want to profit. Unless they're stopped, the walls between our worlds could fall - and the consequences would be devastating.

A more ethical Jurassic Park meets the camaraderie of Parks and Recreation in this wonderfully witty and refreshingly earnest adventure yarn . . . Sure to delight -- Publishers Weekly
Bubbles with . . . banter and snarky humour -- Kirkus Reviews
An escapist delight -- The Times
Sheer geeky pleasure from start to finish -- Financial Times
Hugely enjoyable, intelligent and good-humoured fun -- Guardian
His most entertaining [novel] . . . a huge success -- SFX
John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today -- Joe Hill on Old Man's War
Scalzi is one of the slickest writers that SF has ever produced -- Wall Street Journal on Old Man's War
Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue . . . an engaging, well-crafted sci-fi drama -- SFX on The Collapsing Empire
Scalzi is not producing didactic fiction; he's telling a great story -- Huffington Post on Lock In
Clever dialogue, fast-paced story and strong characters -- The Times on the Old Man's War series
An incredible imagination -- LA Times on The Consuming Fire

John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His debut, Old Man's War, won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, The End of All Things and Redshirts, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Type Book
ISBN 9781509835317
Number Of Pages 272
Item Weight 192 g
Product Dimensions 129 x 196 x 19 mm
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback