The epic sequel to Chuck Wendig's apocalyptic literary masterpiece WANDERERS. HOW DO YOU SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD? Five years ago, a group of ordinary Americans fell under the grip of a strange new malady that caused them to sleepwalk across the country. They were followed on their quest by the shepherds: friends and family who gave up everything to protect them. Their destination, Ouray, became one of the last outposts of civilization, because the sleepwalking epidemic was only the first in a chain of events that led to the end of the world - and the birth of a new one. But the people of Ouray are not the only survivors, and their new world is fragile. Forces of cruelty and brutality are amassing under the leadership of self-proclaimed president Ed Creel. And in the very heart of Ouray, the most powerful survivor of all is plotting its own vision for the new world: Black Swan, the A.I. who imagined the apocalypse. Against these threats, they have only one hope: one another. Because the only way to survive the end of the world is together. 'As great as Wanderers was, Wayward is better . . . Combines grim extrapolation, great characters, and hope.' Christopher Golden 'Salient, masterful, this is an author at the top of his game.' Adam Christopher 'IMAX-scale bleeding-edge techno-horror from a writer with a freshly sharpened scalpel.' Kirkus