“A wonderfully thoughtful eco-thriller from one of Canada’s best writers.” – Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night.


When avalanching glaciers thrust a massive Antarctic ice sheet into the open ocean, the captain of an atomic submarine must risk his vessel to rescue the survivors of a smashed polar research station; in Washington the President’s top advisor scrambles to spin the disaster to suit his master’s political aims; and meanwhile two intrepid newsmen sail south into the storm-lashed Drake Passage to discover the truth.

Onboard the submarine, as the colossal ice sheet begins its drift toward South America and the world begins to take notice, scientists uncover a secret that will threaten the future of America’s military power and change the fate of humanity.

And beneath the human chaos one brave Blue Whale fights for the survival of his species.


“…you won’t be able to put it down until you reach the end. The parts featuring the whale Ring are compelling in their depiction of an alien mind and society.”Analog Magazine.

“A fascinating take on a future of change that faces us all.” – Ian Esslemont, author of Night of Knives.

“Buy this. Read it. Hope to God they make a movie out of it. It’s awesome.   RECOMMENDED.”Abyss & Apex Magazine

“I meant to read just a chapter or two. But I ended up reading the whole thing, compulsively. It’s a slender volume. The story, however, is a big one.”Nancy Palmer, writer & artist

“I just LOVED Russell’s Black Bottle Man so much that as soon as I heard he was publishing another novel, I wanted in. And I am so glad that I did. Fragment took me by surprise and I was engaged from the opening.”Colleen McKie, Lavender Lines, writer and favourite CBC blogger.