“A claustrophobic suspense novel of immense propulsive power.”—Kim Stanley Robinson
A Canticle for Leibowitz meets The Hunt for Red October in We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, a lyrical and page-turning coming-of-age exploration of duty, belief, and the post-apocalypse from breakout newcomer Andrew Kelly Stewart.
Remy is a Chorister, rescued from the surface world and raised to sing in a choir of young boys. Remy is part of a strange crew who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine, that bears a sacred mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right.
But Remy has a secret too—she’s the submarine’s only girl. Gifted with the missile’s launch key by the Leviathan’s dying caplain, she swears to keep it safe. Safety, however, is not the priority of the new caplain, who has his own ideas about the mission. When a surface-dweller is captured during a raid, Remy’s faith becomes completely overturned. Now, her last judgement may transform the fate of everything.
Praise for We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep
“A claustrophobic suspense novel of immense propulsive power.” —Kim Stanley Robinson
"A parable of paranoia—twisty, claustrophobic, haunting, and strangely beautiful." —Karen Joy Fowler
"Stewart skillfully melds the specters of nuclear apocalypse and religious fanaticism with a story of survival... This bracing examination of humanity’s weaknesses and strengths marks Stewart as a writer to watch." —Publishers Weekly
"A thrilling science fiction novel with enough tension, mystery, and twists and turns to keep readers interested." —The Nerd Daily