Debut novel ‘Future Fish’ provides zany novel by Dublin Author

by Rose Barrett
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The debut novel by a young Dublin ex-animal rights activist, ‘Future Fish’ is a gossamer-light caper about making peace with the madness of the modern world. Author Conor Sneyd (32) hails from Castleknock, where he studied English Literature at Trinity College.

He tells the humorous story of Mark McGuire; having been sacked from his first job in Dublin, Mark arrives in the dismal town of Ashcross to take up a new role as customer service assistant for Ireland’s second-biggest pet food brand, ‘WellCat’. From his initial impressions, it’s a toss-up whether he’ll die of misery or boredom.

He couldn’t be more wrong. For starters, the improbably cute receptionist, Kevin, seems willing to audition as the man of Mark’s dreams. There’s also the launch of a hush-hush new product, Future Fish, on the horizon. Not to mention the ragtag band of exorcists, alien-hunters and animal rights warriors who are all convinced WellCat is up to no good.

Why are these crackpots so keen on getting close to Mark? And will their schemes ruin his career prospects? In a deliciously daft comic caper, Conor Sneyd perfectly captures the powerlessness of low-rung office life as well as the seductive zealotry of our times.

Following a brief stint teaching English in Japan, Conor spent several years working as an environmental and animal rights activist. The larger-than-life characters he encountered in this field served as inspiration for Future Fish. He now lives in London with his boyfriend Gordon.


‘Without doubt the pet-food conspiracy anarcho-thriller romcom of the year. With nuns!’ – Adam Macqueen

‘Fast, funny and freaky. A book for everyone who ever hated their job. Soylent Green for the QAnon generation’ – Luke Healy

‘A joyously unlikely yet completely relatable comedy. I was in fits from start to finish’ – Tim Ewins

Out in March 2023, it will be for sale at

€9.99. Order now!

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