Book 2 in Chris Farnell's apocalyptic science fiction satire space adventure series, Fermi's Progress, arrives next week.
The first book in the series, Dyson's Fear, saw the crew of the Fermi test the Earth's first faster-than-light spacecraft. It was a successful test, I suppose. I mean, the engine worked... even if it did destroy the Earth and our entire solar system in the process.
The Fermi arrived at a massive alien Dyson Sphere, filled with life, civilisations, and cultures, and an extremely powerful AI. You can guess how things went!
What's worse, in Book 2: Descartesmageddon, as they reach a planet of sentient fungus, the Fermi's supplies are running low.
But this world has its own problems. People have been losing their souls, with the survivors huddling together in abandoned shopping malls as society falls apart. And when the Fermi's crew arrive they will discover something that will challenge their very idea of what it is to be human.
Fermi's Progress: Descartesmageddon arrives on the 15th of April.