|About the Book|
In the country of Erasia, on planet Orb, time runs backwards. You are raised up out of the ground as an old person, full of experience, and possessing a full array of portents to inform you of everything that is about to happen to you. All the mainMoreIn the country of Erasia, on planet Orb, time runs backwards. You are raised up out of the ground as an old person, full of experience, and possessing a full array of portents to inform you of everything that is about to happen to you. All the main features of your life have been mapped out in advance for you by the Holy Empress, the Goddess of the underworld. As you dutifully follow your portents and pass through lifes events, so all knowledge of them, all skills, all experience are erased. The future is what you know- memories of the past do not exist. Ultimately, as a helpless baby knowing nothing, you are placed in the womb of your mother. Nine months later: oblivion.But then came the man, Nomolos. He was possessed of a strange notion that it might be possible to live life the other way round - starting out as a baby and getting older - a life where the future was unknown and undecided. He yearned for the freedom to decide for himself what he should do with his life. Despite the fear that he was mad, he persisted with his absurd idea. His defiance set him against the sinister Portent Enforcement Agency - the force that ensures nobody ever deviates from their assigned role and disturbs the smooth running of Erasia.Russell Stannard, the author of this science fiction adventure story for young and old, has 29 books with publishers such as Faber and Faber and HarperCollins. Shortlisted for numerous book awards, his works have been translated into 20 languages. He is perhaps best known for his famous trilogy based on the character of Uncle Albert. One of the books of that series was for a time the UKs Number 1 best-selling paperback.Tomb to Womb is his first sci fi ebook.