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Releasing in May of 2022!
Stories by E. Saxey
"The collection delivers wonderfully distinct narrative voices and a vast array of speculative ideas, which, even when wildly inventive and unfamiliar, all stem from grounded human struggles." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Stories as historical oddities, some set in parallel pasts, and others are excursions into the daunting near future, these are the tales written by E. Saxey. A wunderkind is stuck in a dysfunctional start-up which may be hastening the apocalypse; in a near-future university, the efforts to create a plagiarism algorithm undetectable by current software is only the beginning of trouble; widow learns that a body found bobbing in the water under the bridge on Rush Street has her face; a boy's unobtainable love becomes obtainable through a weird dream-drug until he finds himself struggling to ditch the fantasy; a troubled Freud encounters three strange sisters at a cafe and discovers the one he desires only has eyes for a madman.
E. Saxey is an ungendered Londoner who works in universities. Their fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction and in anthologies including Tales from the Vatican Vaults and The Lowest Heaven. Their writing desk was presented to its first owner by the Ancient Order of Druids (and purchased on Ebay).
Paperback, 236 pages
Cover by Ryan Vance