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Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022: The Infinity Files by S.M. Wilson

We are thrilled to announce that The Infinity Files by S.M. Wilson has been shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022!

Front cover of "The Infinity Files", featuring a young woman wearing a space suit with a broken visor

Watch an exclusive reading from S.M. Wilson and read more about the book below. Don't forget to cast your votes by Friday 25 March 2022!

About the book

Ash Yang dreamed of being a starfighter pilot. But when she crashes out of her final test – literally – she somehow lands the most powerful job in the universe. As Guardian of the Infinity Files she must secretly planet-hop through the galaxies, stealing or returning treasures that have the power to stop wars... or start them.

But when her home planet is the one at war, can she use her new skills to save it?

Listen to an extract read by S.M. Wilson


You can read the first chapter of (this will open in a new window)The Infinity Files for free through Google Books.

Content notes and resources

Ash, the main character in The Infinity Files, is an orphan and has experiences of grief in the novel. The charity Young Minds(this will open in a new window) provides information and a list of organisations who can support young people struggling with grief.

How to access the shortlist

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is kindly sponsored by Browns Books(this will open in a new window), the UK’s leading supplier of books, eBooks and DVDs for schools.

You can purchase (this will open in a new window)The Infinity Files and the rest of the shortlist at a discounted price through the Browns website.

If you are interested in the eBook editions of these amazing titles, they are all available on the VLeBooks platform provided by Browns Books. Please contact them by emailing your request to enquiries@brownsbfs.co.uk(this will open in a new window) or over the phone on 01482 384660.

Your local public library may have the books available to borrow, either in paperback or eBook via apps like Libby or BorrowBox. If the books aren’t available, you could contact your local library to ask if they could be made available.

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