Welcome to the Book Page for Three Days till EOC, a cli-fi thriller by Abhimanyu Sukhdial, age 12, winner of the 2019 Stone Soup Annual Book Contest, published on September 1, 2020 by Children's Art Foundation–Stone Soup Inc.
Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller (2020), The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare (2017) and A Whisper of Horses (2016)
"I was gripped from start to finish. Abhi is an extraordinarily talented writer and I look forward to following his career."
Dan Bloom, Editor, The Cli-Fi Report
We mailed of a copy of the book to Dan Bloom, inventor of the term "cli-fi," and he sent us a wonderful letter of recommendation. The quotes below give you an idea of how much he enjoyed the book!
"I couldn't put the book down. It's that good."
"Teens and sci-fi geeks will love it, and so will YA readers and adults, too. It's a novella that combines science fiction with climate fiction, and I at the age of 71-going-on-72 enjoyed every single page. This is a young writer to watch!”
You can read his letter here.
UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact)
Abhi's book was selected for listing amongst the "books received in November" in Locus Magazine: it's pretty cool to appear on a list that also includes Margaret Atwood, H.G. Wells, and J.R.R Tolkien!
Press & Interviews
Author interview with Stone Soup Intern Anya Geist
Abhi and Anya have an in-depth conversation about Abhi's writing process, the development of EOC, and the experience of writing for and winning the contest.
Morning Edition program on TV 31 Stillwater
The link to Facebook below will take you direct to the video of the show on 29/10/20. The interview with Abhi runs between minutes 12:44 - 25:50.
Stillwater News Press
Bliss Books & Bindery, Stillwater, OK
Abhi's book celebrated in a display at his local independent bookstore.
Stillwater Public Schools
Congratulations from the school district!