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What they're saying about FRAGMENT

 "FRAGMENT mops the floor with JURASSIC PARK in its best moments and puts it to shame completely when it comes to lending scientific plausibility to its premise." 
—Thomas M. Wagner, SF

"Few debuts are as explosive as Warren Fahy's FRAGMENT, a story of evolutionary horror that leaps off the page and grabs for your throat. Think JURASSIC PARK on steroids. This is one helluva ride!" —New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fahy’s imaginative debut puts a fresh spin on the survival-of-prehistoric-beasts theme popularized by JURASSIC PARK."  

"If you are looking for an heir to Michael Crichton, look no further than Warren Fahy. This gruesome and fascinating debut highlights cutting-edge science and time-tested action as we go exploring the genetic cesspool that is Henders Island. A great summer read." —Katie Glasgow, Mitchell Books, Fort Wayne, IN


"FRAGMENT is a page-turner which will keep the reader engrossed and wanting more. Finishing with a flourish, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended and a great read for Sci-Fi enthusiasts."—Clark Isaacs

Trev Huxley

"Hell it was only a few years ago at the bottom of the ocean that we discovered a profusion of life that thrives on the hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas flowing from deep-sea hydrothermal vents.  So when one realizes, why not!  Of course this is scientifically possible, just give up, because the hook is set and the rest of your day is committed until the last page is turned." —grandson of Aldous Huxley and great grandson of Sir Thomas Huxley

 "Hang on to your hats! Mr. Fahy takes readers on a wild ride through a parallel universe where evolution has run amok—think JURASSIC PARK but scarier."  —Cynthia Crossen and Helen Rogan

"First-time novelist Warren Fahy seems poised to fill Crichton’s shoes with a novel that keeps readers on the edge of their seats even as it explains provocative theories about such topics as the evolutionary role of natural lifespans and the surprising relationship between sexual reproduction and evolution." —Norah Piehl

"The astounding complexity of the island's wildlife and the methods used to explore and catalogue it make this an intriguing story with plenty of JURASSIC PARK moments to keep you on the edge of the seat." —Gareth D. Jones

"Fragment is an entertaining read, filled with deliciously gruesome, fascinating critters, a few genuinely intriguing scientific questions, and more action than all of the JURASSIC PARK material put together." —Nathan Brazil

Dallas Morning News

“The mayhem that ensues makes reality seem tepid and showcases the talents of a new novelist with a flair for forward-charging narrative. The details seem brilliantly researched, and the observations could be those of a sharp-minded student of biology. Whether Warren Fahy can pick up the torch once carried by the late Michael Crichton remains to be seen, but FRAGMENT is great for starters.” —Alan Cheuse

"…take a tiny fragment of reality, topple it over into the great unknown and you’ll have no idea what hit you. It’s what made books like JURASSIC PARK so great. I look forward to whatever Warren Fahy has planned next." —Maria

"The plot briskly leaps from survival to an incredible ending I don't dare spoil, and the more you read, the better it gets. By the end I may or may not have had a tear in my eyes. Run-of-the-mill scientific thriller this is not. Highly recommended." —Alex Wolfe

Mysterious Galaxy Books

 "If you like James Rollins or Michael Crichton (with less math), FRAGMENT is for you. While Fahy never scrimps on an explanation for his wonderful weird world, he does that explaining in a fashion that any reader can fathom. A quite enjoyable eco-thriller-page-turner that pushes all the right buttons." —Patrick M. Hefferman.

 "FRAGMENT is an unpredictable and wild ride for sure; yet, somehow, out of all of this, comes not only many delightful moments that will stick with you long after reading the book, but also one of the most elusive and subtle emotions one can experience, that of feeling touched." —John Feliks, evolutionary theorist

 "His book, FRAGMENT, is going to be one of the most talked about debuts of the year... I haven't had this much fun (or this many goose bumps) reading a book about evolutionary science ever." —Kate Glasgow

The New York Times

"How would you update JURASSIC PARK for 2009? Add reality television. The vessel Trident is on a yearlong global journey for a reality show called SeaLife (think of Deadliest Catchwith scientists) when the boat picks up an emergency beacon coming from Henders Island, a speck in the South Pacific that has been visited only once, by the British sea captain whose name it bears. Nell Duckworth, the Trident’s botanist, has been intrigued by Henders for years, and she sees her chance to do some real research. Cynthea Leeds, the producer of SeaLife, is just hoping for a little drama—and maybe romance too. They both get more than they bargained for." —Amy Virshup

"From the opening chapter he had me hooked, but as I rapidly approached the dénouement, I literally could not turn the pages fast enough." —Susan Tunis

"FRAGMENT is a cunningly conceived and entertainingly executed piece of present-day speculative fiction." —Rick Kleffel

BBC Focus

"...this is a cracking good holiday read, a fast-paced airport novel that never insults your intelligence."

The Plain Dealer

Read it with a nightlight on."


“I haven't had this much fun reading a science/adventure thriller since Jurassic Park. For the last half I was frozen in place—I couldn't move, couldn't talk. I even teared up a couple of times in pure joy.  It took hours for the adrenaline to wear off."

 "If you like monsters and mad science—and who doesn't? - this is the perfect book to take on your vacation or on that long plane ride to a remote island." —Analee Newitz

Hidden Gems

"Alas, Michael Crichton is no longer with us. But this first novel by a writer from California promises life after JURASSIC PARK. Think Darwin on steroids." —Ellen Heltzel, Book Critic and author of Between the Covers

"The cast of a reality-TV series stumbles across an unexplored island in Warren Fahy’s FRAGMENT, unleashing an array of carnivorous plants, bone-crunching beasts, and other horrifying specimens of biology gone awry." —Sharon Male and Allison Takeda

"For sheer ingenuity and creativity, for providing a glut of fictional creatures that I, as a man of science, can find both believable and biologically tenable, I must give this book 5/5. Well done, Mr. Fahy. I hope to be seeing more, much more. Both on pages and in cinemas." —Jeff Stiko

"Fahy's novel is one of the most remarkable adventure stories to come out this year. He makes the fantastic believable to the point that you'll think you're reading nonfiction." —Gail Pruszkowski

Library Journal

“Fast-paced action adventure with a speculative scientific edge...this debut thriller effectively combines bone-chomping, blood-spurting action-adventure mayhem with intriguing (if improbable) scientific speculation."

USA Today

 “A rollicking tale [that] will enthrall readers of Jurassic Park and The Ruins."

The Bookseller (UK)

“This killer bug thriller—a cross between Michael Crichton and John Wyndam—is perfect summer escapism."


“Highly recommended for all popular collections—a perfect read for poolside this summer…FRAGMENT closely follows the patented Michael Crichton style."

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and its thrilling sequel  PANDEMONIUM


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