The Quiet at the End of the World

By Lauren James

A sci-fi mystery adventure about the last surviving members of the human race.

“Lauren James is a genius at building tension.” SFX Magazine “James is one to watch.“ Kirkus Reviews How far would you go to save those you love? Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure – until a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Now Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice…

  • A smart, fast-paced, filmic sci-fi adventure with an inclusive list of characters and a killer twist.
  • Lauren James is a rising star of UK YA fiction. Her novels have been translated into five languages, and her debut book, The Next Together, was voted one of the most highly anticipated novels of the year on Goodreads.
  • Lauren James was just sixteen when she started writing The Next Together and she sold the rights to it when she was twenty-one. Lauren has since written two further novels: The Last Beginning, a sequel to The Next Together, and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, a gripping psychological thriller.

About the author

Lauren James was born in 1992 and has a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied chemistry and physics. She sold the rights to her first novel, The Next Together, when she was twenty-one. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all of her books feature scientists in prominent roles. Lauren lives in the West Midlands, UK, and is an Arts Council grant recipient. You can find her at

ISBN: 9781406375510
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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