Tinte na Farraige Duibhe (Air Cuan Dubh Drilseach) is a science fiction novel written in Scottish Gaelic by Tim Armstrong and published by CLÀR in 2013. It is the first hard science-fiction novel in Gaelic written for adults.
This book won the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award in 2013. Translated by Eoin P. Ó Murchú.
Tim Armstrong is a writer and musician from Seattle in the United States. He lives in Scotland and works as a lecturer in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. He is currently working on his second novel, An Luingeas Dorcha air Faire.
Sál and Ríosa are on the run from Roghail, a small moon off Neasg, They escape on a cargo ship — with the human-crocadile Sergeant Rathaid hot on their heels. But out there waiting for them is a greater menace — and, unknown to her, Ríona hides a secret that will bring the forces of destruction upon them.