STEVEN GOULD is the author of the beloved classic Jumper, basis for the 2008 film of the same name, as well as Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, and Jumper: Griffin’s Story. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards. Gould lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon.
A swarm of small, metal-eating, self-replicating machines has appeared in the desert southwest. They are attracted to and devour all metal – from bridges to pacemakers. This is the story of the people who still live in the territory, and of one boy who is rapidly becoming a man.