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"Elison offers a troubling yet hopeful vision of the future."
--Los Angeles Review of Books

"A strikingly powerful story of one woman's physical and emotional resourcefulness under the most dire of circumstances. An apocalyptic page-turner that picks up where Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale left off."
--Jackie Hatton, Tor.com

"I could talk about female empowerment, body positivity, and gender flexibility. But those terms are wholly inadequate for Meg Elison's clear-eyed satire in the guise of fantasy and science fiction. Powered by rage, incandescent with a deep understanding of injustice, angry for all the right reasons, yet still essentially optimistic, these are the stories I need to keep me warm through the long dark night. Compelling and fierce and unstoppable."
--Pat Murphy, World Fantasy Award winner

"Meg Elison's stories will raise blisters on your conscience. Her politics are smart, her prose is like a razor, and her characters will break your heart. Read at your own risk."
--Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous

"Meg Elison's work is visceral and compelling. A voice that doesn't so much demand attention as it 100 percent deserves every ounce of it."
--Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Hugo-winning writer and editor



Author: Meg Elison
Publisher: PM Press
Published: 06/01/2020
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 7.40h x 4.90w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9781629637839

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/20/2020
Library Journal 06/12/2020 pg. 1

About the Author
Meg Elison is one of the fearless "bad girls" in science fiction, fantasy, and transgressive humor. She is an iconoclast, using a caustic new talent to spotlight hitherto off-limits subjects like gender roles, body shaming, female oppression, and political correctness. A high school dropout, Meg Elison bluffed her way into California community colleges and eventually graduated from UC Berkeley. She has written and spoken extensively on the poverty and early queer identity that came to inform much of her work. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. She is a co-producer of the monthly reading series Cliterary Salon.