Published: August 30th, 2010
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ISBN 978-0-55338-622-6
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In the aftermath of the switch from analog to digital TV, an anarchic movement known as Salvage hijacks the unused airwaves. Mixed in with the static’s random noise are dire warnings of the imminent economic, political, and social collapse of civilization—and cold-blooded lessons on how to survive the fall and prosper in the harsh new order that will inevitably arise from the ashes of the old.

Hiram and Levi are two young men, former Scouts and veterans of countless Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. Now, on the blood-drenched battlefields of university campuses, shopping malls, and gated communities, they will find themselves taking on new identities and new moralities as they lead a ragtag band of hackers and misfits to an all-but-mythical place called Amaranth, where a fragile future waits to be born.


"Bradley’s voice is unique and compelling, and his take on surviving the end of the world as we know it is unlike any other."
Locus Magazine

"Edgy and disturbing, Noise is a worthy successor to all those post-holocaust books of yesteryear."

"Story edged as a katana, prose tight as the grip that wields it, Noise is keen in its purpose and most ‘incisive.’ Shorn of false sentiment and trite cynicism, it paints an all too plausible apocalypse, and paints it in bold fresh terms. This is a great new take on its genre and an exemplary work in its own right."
—Hal Duncan, author of Ink and Vellum

"Darin Bradley’s brainy, slippery, and riveting Noise is Lord of the Flies on serious psychotropics. With narrative tendrils in the “paper” book and online as well, Noise is deliberately speaking to a young, media-soaked audience through various texts and tricks. You watch. Noise is destined to be a milestone work for Millennial readers."
— Barth Anderson, author of The Patron Saint of Plagues and The Magician and the Fool

"An exceptionally polished debut."
Publishers Weekly

"This is a stunner of a novel, with a modernist almost poetical style, and a concept that blasts its way through the hoary old clichés….It’s the best fiction book I’ve read this year"
—Mark Rose, Bookgasm


Darin holds a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in English Literature and Theory. He has taught courses on writing and literature at several universities and has served in a variety of editorial capacities at a number of independent presses and journals. He lives in Texas with his wife, where he dreams of empty places.

[Author photo by Erin Rambo]