About this edition
The furthest point south, the darkest of winters. After his girlfriend left him, the unnamed narrator tries to take his mind off things by working on a scientific base in the Antarctic. Seven months cut off from the rest of the world, it’s like being in outer space. With the final lot of overwintering scientists, the person he wishes to see least arrives on the base.
She is asked to represent her team in a BBC TV interview. A reason to be pleased? “Better wear a skirt,” she is told. – A young woman’s dark but funny revenge taken on the chiefly male world of science.
About the author
Pippa Goldschmidt grew up in London, and now lives in Edinburgh. She is a graduate of the renowned Masters course in creative writing at the University of Glasgow. She has a PhD in astronomy and worked as an astronomer for several years at Imperial College, followed by posts in the civil service including working in outer space policy.
In 2012 Pippa was awarded a prestigious Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland New Writers Award. From 2008 to 2012 she was writer in residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, based at the University of Edinburgh. The Falling Sky is her first novel and was runner-up in the Dundee International Book Prize.