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Alien Virus Love Disaster

Audiobook
Fiction: Sci-Fi
Abridged   6.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/02/2019

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Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018

Alien Virus Love Disaster

Stories

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570164
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570171

Summary

Abbey Mei Otis has long been fascinated in using strange situations to explore dynamics of power, oppression, and grief, and the twelve stories collected here are at once a striking indictment of the present and a powerful warning about the future.

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Philip K. Dick Award finalist

Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018

Abbey Mei Otis's short stories are contemporary fiction at its strongest: taking apart the supposed equality that is clearly just not there, putting humans under an alien microscope, putting humans under government control, putting kids from the moon into a small beach town and then the putting the rest of the town under the microscope as they react in ways we hope they would, and then, of course, in ways we'd hope they don't. Otis has long been fascinated in using strange situations to explore dynamics of power, oppression, and grief, and the twelve stories collected here are at once a striking indictment of the present and a powerful warning about the future.

Reviews/Praise

“Many of the stories share an emphasis on physicality and embodiment, whether it be bodies distorted by alien environments or artifacts or people thrown into their own bodies through suffering at other, human hands. . . . highly recommended for anyone interested in weird fiction, sf, or just a breathtaking reading experience.” ―Booklist Starred Review

”Dreamy but with an intense physicality that belies the violence behind the longing."―Everdeen Mason, Washington Post Book World

Author Bio

Abbey Mei Otis is a writer and teaching artist who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work has been published in Tin House, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Barrelhouse, Gargoyle, and Story Quarterly, among other places.