Natural Selection

Diane McGyver

The wisdom of seeds grows naturally.

The year is 2051. Almost three decades have passed since the Devastation destroyed civilization. Only the strong and wise survived; the weak and intellects perished. New societies emerged, forging a future with skills from the distant past.

In Green Wood, Eloise has lived in seclusion with her uncle for 12 years. While they receive visitors to Larkspur Cottage, the number of friends they have can be counted on one hand. When strangers arrive and capture her uncle, she is forced to run, but who can she turn to when she doesn’t know the land outside Green Wood or where her friends live?

If you love stories of hope when all seems lost, you’ll love Natural Selection.


Genre: Fiction-Dystopian-Adventure-Action-Romance

Released: October 2021

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Author: Diane McGyver

Diane McGyver is the author of several novels, including Shadows in the StoneScattered StonesRevelation StonesHealing StonesBeyond the Myst, Northern Survival, and the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes. Her short story “The Whispers of Words” appears in the short story collection The Coldest December.

Her first dystopian novel Natural Selection launched October 2021.

Learn more about this author by visiting her website: Diane McGyver.