Thomas Locke’s first passions as a young reader were fantasy and science fiction. Locke continues to pursue his passions today by writing rich, complex tales that introduce readers to new worlds.
In his newest novel, Enclave (Revell), Locke blends his award-winning writing style with an exciting new story that both young adult and adult readers will enjoy:
It’s been fifty years since the Great Crash, and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves loosely run by a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful trade business with nearby enclaves. But when a new vein of gold is found beneath the feet of those in Catawba, it’s only a matter of time before trouble finds them. Twenty-one-year-old Caleb has a plan that could help secure Catawba’s future. But if his secret is uncovered, he won’t live to see another dawn…
“There is a visceral edge to the growth in the dystopian audience,” Locke says. “These stories have been around for ages. Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 were two that impacted me deeply as a kid. The newer novels’ bleak hopelessness and their dire predictions nowadays represent a big change in how young people view their future. I want to address this where they live, in their chosen genre, and add a clear message that even here there is hope, if the individual accepts the challenge to grow. Even here.”
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Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty-five languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. Among his speculative fiction, he’s the author of the Legends of the Realm series, the Fault Lines series, and the Recruits series.