Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer, D’Lacey is best known for his shocking eco-horror novel MEAT. The book has been widely translated and prompted Stephen King to say - “Joseph D’Lacey rocks!”
Abyrne, the last enclave in a wasteland. All food is produced by Magnus Meat Processing and controlled by the Parsons of the Welfare.
Richard Shanti, the ‘Ice Pick’, is Abyrne’s legendary bolt-gunner, dispatching hundreds of animals every hour to supply the townsfolk with all the meat they could want. But Shanti is having doubts about his line of work.
When war breaks out between the corporate and religious factions, Shanti must sacrifice everything he loves in order to reveal the truth behind Abyrne’s power structures and fight for what he knows is right.
In a world where eating meat has become not only a human right but a sacred duty, what happens to those who question the nature of the food source?
The townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…
Reviews of the book -
“Memorable and thoroughly satisfying.” Black Static
“Not for the weak of stomach…a book you won’t forget in a hurry.” Gorezone
“From the first paragraph I was hooked…Meat will stun you.” Fatally Yours
“Engrossing and incredibly brutal…a damned good horror story.” Bloodtype Online
“His name is Joseph D’Lacey, and he is seriously talented… horror at it’s most horrific.” The Big Green Bookshop