Jack Skillingstead’s ‘Life on the Preservation’

Described by Ted Kosmatka as “one of the best sci-fi novels I’ve ever read” Life on the Preservation is a story of vibrant humanity overcoming extraordinary odds.  A writer of extraordinary ability; the promise of Skillingstead’s previous short fiction is here transformed into an exceptional novel about post-apocalyptic survival and alien occupation.


Inside the Seattle Preservation Dome it’s always the Fifth of October, with the city caught in an endless time loop. “Reformed” graffiti artist Ian Palmer is the only one who knows the truth, and he is desperate to wake up the rest of the city before the alien Curator of the human museum erases his identity forever.

Small town teenager Kylie is one of the few survivors to escape the apocalypse outside. Now she must make her way across the blasted lands to destroy the Preservation. But once inside, she meets Ian, and together they discover that Preservation reality is even stranger than it already appears.


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