Descartesmageddon is nigh! Next week! On the 15th of April, to be precise... PREPARE!

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.

Chris Farnell

I was hatched from a vat in 2002 when I immediately went to study English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. On graduating in 2005 I received my first book deal for the YA science fiction novel, Mark II.

I’ve written for the National Science Museum, Wired magazine, Warner Bros Studios, Den of Geek and many, many other places. I’ve also given talks and run writing workshops for schools, adult education and fan conventions, including Nine Worlds 2015 where I somehow persuaded a room of 50 people to write an entire novella within an hour and 15 minutes.

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Cover of Fermi's Progress: Dyson's Fear

Fermi's Progress: Dyson's Fear


£2.99 Book 1 of 4 in the Fermi's Progress series Fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit. The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment the Fermi's engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.

Cover of Fermi's Progress: Descartesmageddon

Fermi's Progress: Descartesmageddon


Pre-Order £2.99 Book 2 of 4 in the Fermi's Progress series The Fermi continues its voyage of disc... destruction! The Fermi is the Earth's first and last faster-than-light spaceship. The last, because it turns out its engine vaporises entire star systems in its wake. And nobody knows how to turn it off.

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