In a fractured Europe new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight.
For an intelligence officer like Jim, it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity, which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests. It’s hard to keep on top of it all. But things are about to get worse for Jim.
A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking Europe’s most jealously-guarded secret...
Europe at Midnight is a compulsive and compelling read, set in a highly original setting that will delight thriller fans looking for something a little bit different. Europe at Autumn published last year to great critical acclaim and has been gathering pace throughout the year, featuring across the board in the annual best-of-the-year round-ups, including The Guardian, Huffington Post and Locus Magazine, and receiving multiple nominations for prestigious “best novel” awards, including The Arthur C Clarke Award. BSFA Best Novel and The John W. Campbell Award. Hutchinson’s creation is brilliant, inventive and ominous; if you haven’t discovered his works yet, now is the perfect time to get on board.
'Europe in Autumn is the work of a consummate storyteller and combines great characters, a cracking central idea, and a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Excellent.’
– The Guardian
Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield in 1960 and read American Studies at the University of Nottingham, before going on to become a journalist. He’s the author of six collections of short stories and the editor of three more. His novella ‘The Push’ was shortlisted for the BSFA Award in 2010, and his novel Europe In Autumn was shortlisted for both the BSFA Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2015. He is also the author of the novel The Villages. A follow-up to Europe In Autumn, Europe At Midnight, will be published by Solaris in November.
He lives in London with his wife and a number of cats.