Life On The Preservation
Philip K. Dick Award Nominee
"Never has the disbelieved loner been more romantic or sympathetic."
"Skillingstead presents a premise that is both imaginative and harrowing."
"Having invited comparison with one of the greatest SF writers of all time [Philip K. Dick], how does Skillingstead fare? Very well."
- SFX ...
“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.”
- BSFA (British Science Fiction Association)
"Phil Dick meets the Zombie Apocalypse in Stephen King Land."
"A brilliant, deeply felt book full of strangeness and beauty. A post-apocalyptic adventure, that's also a love letter to Seattle. I don't know anyone who better captures the way it feels when the world suddenly shifts beneath our feet. This book disturbed me in the way all great science fiction disturbs."
-Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty
Here is an essay I wrote for Mary Robinette Kowal's My Favorite Bit series.
And here is a piece I did for The Book Smugglers Inspirations and Influences thing where I cover some of the issues I encountered when I decided to transform my short story into a novel.