Award-winning writer Clark Hilton debuts a spellbinding science fiction novel “BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey,” available now to buy online.

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 15, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — In a not-too-distant tomorrow, Gen, just 16, journeys from her lonely family farm in search of a gleaming utopia filled with excitement, new friends… maybe even love. But Earth’s fury tumbles her into a brutish world beyond her imagination. Gen holds the key to saving the world. Can she save herself?

In the debut speculative climate fiction BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey, Clark Hilton paints a near future nightmare in lyrical prose. The story is set in an inundated, savage domain of rough men and flesh-hungry beasts, where unfolds a dark-skinned teen girl’s epic journey to find love in a loveless world.

From the novel: “A zephyr softly teased her hair with an epiphany — the place she called home was a lie.”

Books Illuminated, LLC has acquired, in a pre-empt, the world publishing rights to Hilton’s new work in a six-figure, two-book deal. The first volume of the BAMBOO series soft-launches November 2023 with the follow-on volume scheduled for late 2024. Publisher spokesperson Art Radley says: “BAMBOO makes a timely gift or stocking-stuffer for the sci-fi dystopia fan in your life.”

BAMBOO is general adult and new adult speculative climate fiction with literary execution for readers of Blake Crouch, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and Emily St. John Mandel. The tale weaves elements of genetic engineering, environmental disaster, technological failure, loss of history, societal unrest, vain hope, and bottomless despair amid the coming-of-age of a reluctant hero.

The author claims that the story’s true source remains elusive, but seems to have traveled to our present day from some future society to warn of humanity’s folly. Says Hilton: “I offer BAMBOO as fiction, though I did not set out to write a novel. The story unfolded from a curious artifact I encountered only by chance – a tiny holographic cube, which my tech team painstakingly decrypted. What emerged was a message for the world, and the tale of a teenage girl’s remarkable odyssey.”

“A genre-melding, mind-bending journey through a brutal near future spiked with the anguished hope of new love.” –

About the book:
BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey
by Clark Hilton
ISBN: 979-8-9886020-3-3 (hardback) | 979-8-9886020-4-0 (paperback) | 979-8-9886020-6-4 (audiobook) | LCCN: 2023921366
6×9, 384pp, with chapter illustrations
On sale starting November 13, 2023
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Publisher Books Illuminated, LLC specializes in acquiring fully edited and proofed manuscripts for rapid turnaround to market. All acquisitions are selected for quality, as well as ancillary market potential: motion pictures, streaming series, animated series, music, fine art, comics, graphic novels, audiobooks, toys, games, and fashions. (

Clark Hilton scribes award-winning words for the screen, print, and science edutainment. A business innovator, Hilton invented a tech platform to empower enterprises to transform torpid IP into new opportunities. (

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