The Warren

Brian Evenson

The Warren

X doesn’t have a name. He thought he had one—or many—but that might be the result of the failing memories of the personalities imprinted within him. Or maybe he really is called X.

He’s also not as human as he believes himself to be.

But when he discovers the existence of another—above ground, outside the protection of the Warren—X must learn what it means to be human, or face the destruction of their two species.

The Warren is a new novella from Brian Evenson.

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Tor Publishing Group
On Sale: 09/20/2016
ISBN: 9780765393142
ISBN10: 076539314X
0.00 x 0.00 inches , 74 Pages

Trade Paperback

Tor Publishing Group
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765393159
ISBN10: 0765393158
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 96 Pages

About the Author


"A creepy, mind-bending quest of identity and mystery, told with a master's skill. No one explores inner landscapes quite like Brian Evenson." —Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times Bestselling author of the Southern Reach Trilogy

"A suspenseful, darkly comic tale." —The New York Times Book Review

“What is a human? What is a person? The Warren is a truly original exploration of these questions—the kind of work that causes one to re-examine long-held certainties. Profound and deeply unsettling, in the best way possible.” —Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

"At the core of the story is the gripping idea of life’s slow potential extinction." —Publishers Weekly

Area X meets Duncan Jones' first and finest movie Moon in a marvellously mystifying novella that wants to know what it means to be human in a world where people can be constructed like sculptures shaped from clay.” — The Speculative Scotsman

“I loved this story. It’s frustrating in a weird, delicious way.” — All About Books

“Deliciously frustrating.”—LitReactor

“I suggest you pick up The Warren to experience the eeriness for yourself.” — Horrortalk

The Warren takes us back to the true potential of the genre, simultaneously asking cosmologically existential questions and lacing those questions with fascinating and unnerving intimacy.” — Angel City Review

“It’s focussed on the idea of identity and what it means to be real. Interesting and unique… it makes you think. 4 Stars.” — Booked Podcast

“I continually had to remind myself that I wasn’t reading an already established sci-fi classic. It was that good. a fast read, gripping and engaging from start to finish. A definite must-read.” — SciFi Addicts