Adam Oyebanji was born in Coatbridge, in the West of Scotland, and is now in Edinburgh, by way of Birmingham, London, Lagos, Nigeria, Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York. After graduating from Birmingham University and Harvard Law School, he worked as a barrister, before moving to New York to work in counter-terrorist financing in Wall Street, helping to choke off the money supply that builds weapons of mass destruction, narcotics empires and human trafficking networks. Braking Day is his first novel.
Engaging, fast-moving, and inventive. The characters and the space environment feel totally real, as do the life-and-death challenges that never miss a step * New York Times bestselling author JACK CAMPBELL * Adam Oyebanji's BRAKING DAY blows the airlocks off the science fiction mainstay of generation ships with a vibrant world within bulkheads that's as convincing as it is fresh. The characters are fabulous, the world-building impeccable yet never in-your-face, and the plot is breathtaking. All I can say is this is the best SF novel I've read in decades and it may be the best I've ever read. This author is now a must-read for me, and I'm sure he will be for you. Bravo!! * JULIE E. CZERNEDA, Aurora Award-winning author of IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS * Oyebanji crafts an amazing lived-in world aboard a sprawling generation ship, and a twisty mystery that'll keep you guessing to the very end * DAN MOREN, author of the Galactic Cold War series * BRAKING DAY is an outstanding debut novel that features exceptional world-building and a really well-realised generation ship society. Filled with twists and turns, it kept me guessing in the best way right up until the end * MICHAEL MAMMAY, author of the PLANETSIDE series * Oyebanji's brilliant debut [is] a vibrant exploration of society aboard a generation starship. Oyebanji builds intrigue upon intrigue through the novel's first half and pays off the suspense with a series of jaw-dropping revelations. Innovative world-building, a plot packed with surprises, and Oyebanji's nuanced exploration of social and cultural shifts make this a must-read for space opera fans * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review * A crystalline, dazzling debut, teeming with life and data and full of breathless, rip-roaring twists and turns. From its first pages, BRAKING DAY grabs you and never lets you go * LENA NGUYEN, author of We Have Always Been Here * At its best, Braking Day captures the awe of deep space travel but it remains a personal story about one engineer trying to better their life * SFBOOK REVIEWS * This richly imagined, intricately plotted adventure is crammed with ideas, and has many surprises in store * THE GUARDIAN * An intelligent, complex work of science fiction . . . combined the qualities of classic Golden Age science fiction with the social issues found in contemporary SF * MUSE'S BOOK JOURNAL * I doubt I'll read a better SF novel this year * PARSEC MAGAZINE *