Abaddon Books


C. B. Harvey

CB Harvey won the first Pulp Idol award, jointly conferred by SFX and Gollancz Publishing. Since then he’s written for the Doctor Who and Highlander ranges produced by Big Finish. He’s also authored numerous videogame narrative design documents for Sony. His academic publications include an Italian book about Grand Theft Auto and articles about transmedia storytelling, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who and Neil Gaiman. He has a PhD in videogame storytelling. No, really.

For more information visit the official CB Harvey website


Dead Kelly

Released 28 February 2014

By C. B. Harvey


Just before the Cull, Kelly McGuire and his gang staged a spectacular raid, to seize a load of gold bullion from an airplane on the runway, armed only with guts, guns, motorcycles and a bulldozer.

But the deal went sour when one of Kelly’s mates tipped off the cops, and the gang was ambushed. McGuire barely got away with his life, running into the Bush beyond Melbourne’s sprawling suburbs.

Six months is a long time to hide out. Long enough for the world to end, for one thing. But now “Dead” Kelly—as the press was calling him towards the end, when the police reported they’d found his body—is back, and he’s gunning for some payback.

A chance discovery gives him the perfect get-up, courtesy of another outlaw Kelly, and he’s set to figure out which one of his mates done him over. If he has to kill every one of the bastards to get there.

ISBN (Mobi): 9781849976817
ISBN (Epub): 9781849976800


Journal of the Plague Year

Released 3 July 2014

By C. B. Harvey, Adrian Tchaikovsky

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The world ended when The Cull swept through civilisation, killing billions and sparing only those fortunate few blessed with the right blood. But in times of need heroes must rise.

Here three fantastic authors lead us into the apocalypse in the latest omnibus in the hit Afterblight Chronicles series.

In Malcolm Cross’ Orbital Decay astronaut Alvin Burrows watches helplessly as the world collapses and the crew on board the Space Station are slowly and gruesomely murdered, one by one. Exiled from Earth by his bloodtype, can he use his position to solve the mystery of the “Pandora” experiment in time?

In C.B Harvey’s Dead Kelly fugitive Kelly McGuire returns to the lawless city of Melbourne to bring vengeance down upon his old gangmates. McGuire has three jobs to do: be revenged, confront the uncomfortable truths of his past and face the discovery of his own terrible destiny.

In Adrian Tchailovsky’s The Bloody Deluge biochemist Katy Lewkowitz and colleague Dr Emil Weber flee the brutal cult of ‘The New Teutonic Order’ who are set on purging “undesirables;” as they take refuge within the walls of the Jasna Góra monastery a battle of faith ensues that could decide the future of humankind.

Journal of the Plague Year is comprised of three unique novellas: Orbital Decay , Dead Kelly  and the previously unpublished The Bloody Deluge.

Comissioning Editor David Moore on the collection:
“This has been a true labour of love for me; Afterblight is one of my favourite Abaddon worlds, and it’s been great helping uncover new corners of the world and introduce new readers to the series. And I’ve been lucky in my authors; Colin, Malcolm and Adrian are all hugely talented.”

UK: 9781781082461 | 3rd July 2014
US: 9781781082454 | 8th August 2014