Them or Us (Hater Trilogy 3)
by David Moody
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575084728
Date: 17 November 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The third and final novel in Moody's Hater trilogy. Originally self-published in 2006 by author David Moody, Hater was described as a mix of 28 Days Later and I am Legend and film rights being picked up by Guillermo del Toro did rather good things for the author's profile - including getting it published as lead title on the Gollancz list. They now release Them or Us in trade paperback.
"The war which has torn the human race apart is finally nearing an end. The population has been devastated, and the earth has been reduced to a poisoned ruin. Most of the towns and cities are uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Haters and Unchanged alike struggle to survive. Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled in the east, in the relatively undamaged coastal town of Lowestoft, under the command of the ruthless Hinchcliffe. His fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving, and he'll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe's army, for he uses his unique skill to hunt out the remaining Unchanged. But as the enemy's numbers shrink, so the pressure on McCoyne increases, until he finds himself at the very centre of a pivotal confrontation. The outcome will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is still alive. It's down to him alone: will it be Them, or Us? "