In bookstores February 2018 from Putnam Books...

The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family--and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra--a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence. 

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

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The Archive is an immersive virtual reconstruction of a city that no longer exists. John Dominic Blaxton investigates unexplained deaths preserved in the Archive, exploring this recreation of the city’s buildings and parks, sifting through every preserved detail, interacting with the recordings of the people who once lived there, including the digital ghosts of his wife and unborn child. 

His latest cold case is to track a woman whose every trace is deliberately being deleted from the Archive. Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and learning her fate, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into the real. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence…
“A disquieting vision...Tomorrow and Tomorrow is literary sci-fi, focusing on the picture, like Henry James, not the frame that defines it, like H.G. Wells.” The Wall Street Journal 
Tomorrow and Tomorrow crosses the streams between dystopian nightmares—enveloping both the invasive total-surveillance state of Minority Report and the post-nuclear apocalypse of The Road. It's quite unusual for a first-time writer to have such a command of so many literary styles. Inherently cinematic...It's fiction, of course, but just close enough to our reality to be disturbing.” —Pittsburgh Tribune


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Four short films co-written with Director Neill Blomkamp




Tom Sweterlitsch was born in Iowa and grew up in Ohio.  His first novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow was published in 2014.  He has co-written several short films with Director Neill Blomkamp for Oats Studios including RakkaFirebase, and Zygote.  Before becoming a writer, he worked for the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for twelve years.  His new novel, The Gone World, is due out in February from Putnam Books. Tom lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and daughter.