Subject Twenty-One

Subject Twenty-One

Summary

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What if our future lies 40,000 years in our past? Subject Twenty-One is an astonishing debut novel in which a young woman's refusal to accept the status quo opens her eyes to the lies her society is built on.

A stonking good sci-fi & coming-of-age story all wrapped into one . . . a book that tackles humanity, hardship, and classism at the deepest level.' - Magic Radio Book Club

Elise's world is forever changed when she is given the opportunity of a lifetime - to work at the Museum of Evolution and be a Companion to the Neanderthal, Subject Twenty-One.

As a Sapien, a member of the lowest order of humans, she and others like her are held responsible for the damages inflicted on the world by previous generations. This job may be Elise's only chance to escape a stagnating life in an ostracised and impoverished community.

But it doesn't take long for Elise to realise that, away from the familiarity and safety of her home, her own secrets are much harder to conceal.

And the longer she stays the more she comes to realise that little separates her from the exhibits . . . and a cage of her own.
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PRAISE FOR THE TOMORROW'S ANCESTORS SERIES

'An unputdownable exploration into the ethics of science' Buzz Magazine'

Incredible . . . without a doubt one of the best YA sci-fi books I've ever read' Out and About Books

'Instantly engaging . . . widens out from a tale of a girl trying to find her own identity to a broader story encompassing an entire population's burden of oppression, and the desire for freedom' Track of Words

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One of the rare debuts that are really five star reads. Subject Twenty One grabbed me instantly and I couldn't put it down' Dom Reads
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Make sure you've read the whole series!

1. Subject Twenty-One
2. The Hidden Base
3. The Fourth Species

Reviews

  • A stonking good sci-fi & coming-of-age story all wrapped into one . . . a book that tackles humanity, hardship, and classism at the deepest level.
    Magic Radio Book Club

About the author

A.E. Warren

After spending eight years working as a lawyer, A.E. Warren began to write in the evenings and early mornings as a form of escapism from life in a very small cubicle with lots of files. She self-published her first novels in her spare time, which were picked up by Del Rey UK which is the science fiction/fantasy imprint of Penguin Random House.

She is an avid reader, occasional gamer and fair-weather runner. The Hidden Base is the sequel to her debut novel, Subject Twenty-One, and the second book in the four-book Tomorrow's Ancestors series. She lives in the UK with her husband, daughter and hopefully, one day, a wise border terrier named Austen.
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