Reviews for The Last Gasp 2016 edition:
"In spite of its length and erudition, this is an enormously
entertaining book. But it's also a novel that speaks truth to power, in the
tradition of Dickens's Hard Times and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
The horrors of pollution and oxygen depletion are presented in unflinching
(Andy Hedgecock, Morning
"The Last Gasp is an immersive apocalyptic science
fiction horror thriller that is next to impossible to put down."
"Climate thrillers, let alone good ones, are few and far between, which
is perplexing when we consider how much the debate of climate change has permeated
every level of politics and society over the last several decades. That's
why The Last Gasp is a minor revelation."
"The sheer breadth of the book - at 700 pages it's a mighty tome - and
of the science, may leave the reader, while rooting for hero Gavin Chase,
also gasping for breath. The apocalypse is well researched." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Civilian Reader: Interview
with Trevor Hoyle
A Fantastical Librarian: Author
Query: Trevor Hoyle
An evocative Fictional Memoir set in a northern cotton
town in the early 1950s. Where else would you expect to find sex and
As a young man Trevor Hoyle was an actor in repertory and television,
and an advertising copywriter, before becoming a full-time writer of novels,
short stories and radio drama. Since the mid-seventies he has published a
wide range of fiction, including the novels The
Man Who Travelled on Motorways, Vail
Needle for John Calder.
His work for BBC radio began with the play GIGO,
for which he won the Radio Times Drama Award. The actor in the title role
of his play Randle's Scandals
won the Sony Award for best performance. Trevor also wrote and presented a
feature for BBC Radio 4 on the life and work of the writer Malcolm Lowry,
titled The Lighthouse Invites
In 2003 his novel Rule
of Night, originally published in 1975, was reissued by Pomona
to critical acclaim in The Guardian and City Life, and named as Time Out's
Book of the Week.
His short stories and articles have appeared in Ambit, London magazine,
The Author, Transatlantic Review, The Artful Reporter, New Yorkshire Writing,
Pennine Magazine and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Stories have also appeared
in the anthologies
Litmus and LEMistry (Comma Press).
Radio Times Drama Award (for radio play GIGO)
Sony Award (to the best actor in Trevor Hoyle's play Randle's
Erotic Fiction Award
Ray Mort Northern Novel Award
Trevor was born in Lancashire, where he still lives. He has travelled, for
business and pleasure, in no particular order, to France, Spain, the US, China,
Cuba, Norway, Canada, Scotland, Russia, Holland, Croatia, Tunisia, Egypt,
Thailand, Germany and Ireland.
See Trevor Hoyle's author page on