A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it
has come from ‘the lost city’ Osiris, believed to have been destroyed
over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely
political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of
Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane, and the only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home.
Glimpsing an opportunity for redemption, Taeo discovers there is one survivor of the shipwreck: the sole proof that Osiris exists. He and Ramona find themselves caught up in a perilous conflict of interests over the secret of the sea city, a secret which will have severe repercussions on their lives, their homes, and their loved ones.
The second book of the Osiris Project by E. J. Swift explodes the previously narrow setting of the first book into a widescreen panorama. She paints the remains of the post-climate change, post-scarcity world in stark, bloody colors. Cataveiro is a futuristic political thriller that straddles oceans and continents.
E.J. Swift is the author of The Osiris Project, a speculative fiction trilogy published by Del Rey UK and Jabberwocky (US) that explores the geopolitical impacts of climate change. Book One, Osiris, is set in a future ocean metropolis, a failed utopia whose inhabitants believe they live on the last city on earth. The second book, Cataveiro, is set in South America, and expands the series to explore the world beyond Osiris. The series concludes with Tamaruq.
Her latest novel, Paris Adrift, a tale of bartenders, time travel and the City of Light, is published by Solaris.
Her short fiction has appeared in Interzone magazine and in anthologies from Salt Publishing, Jurassic London and NewCon Press. Her short story “Saga’s ... (more)