The speculative climate fiction novel “BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey” by Clark Hilton is debuting in video promos nationwide on popular streamer Hulu.

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 08, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Publisher Books Illuminated, LLC is promoting “BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey” by Clark Hilton with movie-trailer-worthy TV ads on streamer Hulu. The novel is now available to 40,000 independent and chain bookstores, schools, libraries, and online retailers worldwide, including Apple, Kobo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Booktopia,, Books-A-Million, and beyond. Books Illuminated is also proud to offer the novel via, the online bookseller that supports independent book shops nationally and internationally.

In this science fiction work, Clark Hilton paints a post-climate-change nightmare in lyrical prose. The story is set in an inundated, savage domain of rough men and flesh-hungry beasts, where unfolds a dark-skinned teen girl’s epic journey to find love in a loveless world:

In a near tomorrow, Gen, just 16, journeys from her lonely family farm in search of a gleaming utopia filled with excitement, new friends… maybe even love. But Earth’s fury tumbles her into a brutish world beyond her imagination. Gen holds the key to saving the world. Can she save herself?

“BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey” is general adult speculative climate fiction with literary execution for readers of Blake Crouch, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, and Emily St. John Mandel. The tale weaves elements of genetic engineering, environmental disaster, technological failure, loss of history, societal unrest, vain hope, and bottomless despair, amid the coming-of-age of a reluctant hero.

“Intelligent and evocative…written with imagery that comes alive as you read. A fine mix of scientific depth, deep, detailed descriptions, and gut-wrenching emotion. Gen’s journey is part Joseph Campbell, stirred with the HUNGER GAMES, and part THE ROAD. If you enjoy thought-provoking novels written in literary style, then you should absolutely check out ‘BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey.'” – Brian Herskowitz, director, producer, author, instructor at Boston University

“Like Atlas, the protagonist bears the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her Odyssean trek to find love in a loveless world is an ode to the human spirit tested against the repercussions of our limitless mistakes. Inscrutable in its origin, the novel left me asking these questions: Did I just read a history that had yet to occur? And do we have a single, unavoidable destiny? Cinematic in vision, epic in scope, ‘BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey’ has all the elements of a feature film, and could make a compelling limited series.” – Staff,

About the book:
BAMBOO: A Post-Apocalyptic Odyssey
by Clark Hilton
ISBN: 979-8-9886020-3-3 (hardback) | 979-8-9886020-4-0 (paperback) | 979-8-9886020-6-4 (audiobook) | LCCN: 2023921366
6×9, 384pp, with chapter illustrations
On sale starting November 13, 2023
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Publisher: Books Illuminated, LLC specializes in acquiring fully edited and proofed manuscripts for rapid turnaround to market. All acquisitions are selected for quality, as well as ancillary market potential: motion pictures, streaming series, animated series, music, fine art, comics, graphic novels, audiobooks, toys, games, and fashions.

Author: Clark Hilton scribes award-winning words for the screen, print, and science edutainment. A business innovator, Hilton invented a tech platform to empower enterprises to transform underutilized IP into new opportunities.

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