Brown is the New BlackDavid Rix
London after the breakdown...
For Jess and Jay, a former clothes designer and her partner, life has become a matter of scavenging round trying to keep going in a world of hunters and hunted. A world where the city streets have become a battleground with threats from both sides – where the ‘survivors’ of this disaster have reset themselves several levels downward on the scale of humanity, while the victims have become something else entirely.
Based loosely on the paintings of surrealist artist Paul Delvaux, this novella dissects the trope of the zombie plague with the help of clothes design – clothes design inspired by insect camouflage. A portrait of a city filled with naked wanderers, dead railway lines, mouldering bones and almost beautiful silence.
Genres: science fiction
David Rix, was born in England in 1978. He has had a lifelong fascination with horror and the surreal and has been a dedicated reader and collector of books for several years. In 2004 his first story was published in the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Strange Tales from Tartarus Press.