The Frigid Pass is Stephen Galbraith’s first ever novel. Photo Submitted

Local author launches first novel

The Frigid Pass is a dystopian novel set in Cranbrook, British Columbia

Local author Stephen Galbraith launched his first novel, The Frigid Pass, on July 24.

The post-apocalyptic novel follows Mitchell Crestwood, a man traveling to Cranbrook for work on a frigid winter morning. In the midst of his commute, an unpredicted solar flare knocks out all modern technology, setting the world back two centuries in a matter of seconds. Facing battles with treacherous weather and dangerous wildlife, readers join Crestwood as he struggles to make his way home.

According to Galbraith, there is a significant lack of dystopian science fiction novels set in colder climates. Wanting to shake up predictable settings while localizing the story line, Galbraith decided to write a book based in his own backyard.

Despite this being Galbraith’s first novel, the budding author is keen on producing many more novels in the years to come. Currently, a sequel to The Frigid Pass is in the works, as is a third novel that Galbraith is exceptionally excited to release.

“My passion for writing is newly found and has quickly spread to an addiction,” said Galbraith. “It helps to have the full support of my beautiful wife and a few close friends.”

Those interested in purchasing The Frigid Pass can find it on Amazon, in both Kindle and paperback format.

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