Brain in a Jar

Brain in a Jar is David Shaw’s debut novel about struggle for survival and meaning in a starkly sterile and terrifyingly utilitarian world filled with danger.

No heart beats inside him; the blood in his veins is no longer his own.

Alder sees for the first time in years, but not through his eyes—through a camera implanted in his brain. He glimpses only the sterile and lonely world that is his prison. He is only a brain in a jar, a test subject that the scientist Nikaya is assigned to watch over.

However, something else is looming over them both: something unseen that steals minds and holds the secret to their lost pasts. Alder must protect Nikaya both from what he has become and from the thing that surrounds and violates them both. Fighting for sanity and survival, they need to escape—or they will become entrapped forever.


What readers are saying

“I haven’t read anything like it hands down.” —Hugo N. Saravia, Goodreads reviewer

“A creepy look at a sterile future… completely original.”  —Jessica Nolff, Amazon reviewer