by Elly Bangs
ISBN: Print ISBN: 9781616963422; Digital ISBN: 9781616963439
Published: April 2021
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital
Evoking the perilous grittiness of Mad Max and the redemptive unification of Sense8, this absorbing science fiction debut is a dynamic voyage into a greater consciousness. Breakout author Elly Bangs has delivered a prescient, moving, and unforgettable look at the intersection between individual identity and human possibility.
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.