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Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern

“With high stakes and a solid emotional core, and a perfect balance of speculation and an all-too-real vision of climate apocalypse, Kern shows the necessity of compassion, empathy, and community in the face of crisis.”
— Publishers Weekly starred review

When an unprecedented hurricane devastates the city of Houston, Noah Mishner finds shelter in the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball arena. Though he finds community among other queer refugees, Noah fears his trans and Jewish identities put him at risk with certain “capital-T” Texans. His fears take form when he starts seeing visions of his great-grandfather Abe, who fled Nazi Germany as a boy. As the climate crisis intensifies and conditions in the shelter deteriorate, Abe’s ghost grows more powerful. Ultimately, Noah must decide whether he can trust his ancestor — and whether he’s willing to sacrifice his identity and community in order to survive.

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Sim Kern Bio

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Sim Kern is a speculative fiction writer currently living in Houston, Texas. They have stories in Metaphorosis, The Colored Lens, and Wizards in Space magazine.

Follow them on Twitter @sim_kern, on Instagram @Sim_bookstagrams_badly, and on their YouTube channel. Check out their author website at www.simkern.com.

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Depart, Depart! Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: September 1, 2020
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Depart, Depart! Ebook | $9.99 CAD
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Night Roll by Michael J. DeLuca

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Night Roll is the most Detroit story I have read … [it] brings home a lot of things that are wonderful about that city: the incredible diversity, the community-mindedness, and the quirky culture that has arisen out of the ashes of the post-industrial city.”
— Locus Magazine

“A hypnotic near-future novella that will captivate literary and genre readers alike.”
— Publishers Weekly

New mother and climate refugee Aileen Dupree has been abandoned by her partner in post-industrial Detroit. Her neighbor, Virgil, comes to her rescue, bringing useful cast-offs and much needed friendship. Virgil is Aileen’s only connection to the outside world, a refuge for an insomniac newcomer who is overwhelmed by the turn her life has taken. But then Virgil borrows Aileen’s prized possession — a chrome and leather, royal blue fourteen-speed bike — and disappears. Aileen doesn’t know if Virgil’s disappearance is an accident or another abandonment.

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When she ventures out to look for answers, Aileen hears strange stories of the Elf, a timeless being that has always fought the colonizers and capitalists of Detroit, and now leads the Night Roll on a frantic race through the city’s disintegrating streets. It is up to Aileen to bring Virgil back to his friends and family. But what can the Elf teach her about her new life? And what must she pay for that knowledge?

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Michael J. DeLuca Bio

Michael J. DeLuca’s short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex, Mythic Delirium, and lots of other places. He is the publisher of Reckoning, a journal of creative writing on environmental justice. You can find DeLuca on Twitter @MichaelJDeLuca. and at The Mossy Skull.

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Night Roll Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: October 15, 2020
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Night Roll Ebook | $9.99 CAD
Release Date: October 15, 2020
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The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade

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About the Book

IN A DYING WORLD, GRIEF HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN…

With the collapse of ecosystems and the extinction of species comes the Grief: an unstoppable melancholia that ends in suicide. When Ruby’s friend, mourning the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, succumbs to the Grief, the letters she leaves behind reveal the hidden world of the resurrected dead. The Tasmanian tiger, brought back from extinction in an isolated facility, is only the first… but rebirth is not always biological, and it comes with a price. As a scientist, Ruby resists the Grief by focusing her research on resilient jellyfish, but she can’t avoid choosing which side she’s on. How can she fight against the dead and the forces behind them when doing so risks her home, her life, and the entire biosphere?

Octavia Cade Bio

Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. She attended Clarion West 2016, has won three Sir Julius Vogel awards for speculative fiction, and is a Bram Stoker nominee. She was the 2020 writer in residence at Massey University, where she wrote The Impossible Resurrection of Grief.

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The Impossible Resurrection of Grief Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: May 20, 2021
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Forthcoming Books

After the Dragons
A novel by Cynthia Zhang

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After the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang is will be published in 2021.

They were fire and terror to the Western world, while in the East the dragons brought life-giving rain. Now, no longer hailed as gods and struggling in the overheated pollution of Beijing, only the Eastern species survives. As drought plagues the aquatic dragons, a mysterious disease—shaolong, or “burnt lung”—afflicts the city’s human inhabitants.

Jaded college student Xiang Kaifei scours Beijing streets for abandoned dragons, distracting himself from his diagnosis. Elijah Ahmed, a biracial American medical researcher, is drawn to Beijing by the memory of his grandmother and her death by shaolong. Interest in Beijing’s dragons leads Kai and Eli into an unlikely partnership. With the resources of Kai’s dragon rescue and Eli’s immunology research, can the pair find a cure for shaolong and safety for the dragons? The spectres of grief and disease hang heavy over their relationship and Eli and Kai must confront old ghosts and hard truths if there is any hope—for themselves or the dragons they love.

Features:

  • Own-voices science fantasy
  • LGBTQ protagonists
  • Dragons