Coming your way in April 2021, UNITY evokes the perilous grittiness of Mad Max and the redemptive unification of Sense8 in an absorbing science fiction debut. Breakout author Elly Bangs delivers a prescient, moving, and unforgettable look at the intersection between individual identity and human possibility.
by Elly Bangs
ISBN: Print ISBN: 9781616963422; Digital ISBN: 9781616963439
Published: April 2021
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital
Danae, a tech servant in an underwater enclave, is haunted by a grief that cannot be contained in a single body. But while she is marooned in Bloom City, her fractured self cannot be returned to the larger collective of beings to whom she once belonged.
Unable to tolerate separation any longer, Danae plans to escape the city with her lover, Naoto. Just in time to avoid disaster, they hire the enigmatic ex-mercenary Alexei to guide the: a man with a death wish, haunted by a disturbing vision.
But returning home means fleeing across the harsh, otherworldly beauty of the postapocalyptic Southwest. Meanwhile, an old stalker has picked up Danae’s trail, and a new foe has put a bounty on her head. And unbeknownst to any of them, Danae, Alexi, and Naoto are hurtling toward a new kind of understanding.
Elly Bangs was raised in a New Age cult, had six wisdom teeth, and once rode her bicycle alone from Washington State to the Panama Canal. Now she lives in Seattle, where she spends her days fixing machines and her nights writing short stories, novellas, and novels. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Fireside, Strange Horizons, and Galaxy’s Edge. Bangs is a 2017 graduate of the prestigious writing workshop, Clarion West. Unity is her debut novel. Learn more about her at elbangs.com