“Cade’s strength shines in her beautiful descriptions … This thoughtful work is a reminder of humanity’s connection and responsibility to the natural world.”
Publishers Weekly (link)

Cover of Octavia Cade's The Impossible Resurrection of Grief
Octavia Cade’s The Impossible Resurrection of Grief will be published by Stelliform Press on May 20, 2021.

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?

The cover, by Canadian artist and designer Rachel Lobbenberg, features two thylacines (an extinct Australian marsupial also known as the Tasmanian tiger), a spray of Australian flora, and little New Zealand rock wrens flying about over a distressed velvet background.

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.

Pre-Order The Impossible Resurrection of Grief

The Impossible Resurrection of Grief Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: May 20, 2021
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a paperback printed on recycled paper. At this time, paperbacks ordered from other sources such as Amazon are not printed on recycled paper stock. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.

The book will be shipped to you in May 2021, ahead of the release date.
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The Impossible Resurrection of Grief Ebook | $9.99 CAD
Release Date: May 20, 2021
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a DRM-free Ebook copy of the novella, in either EPUB, Mobi, or PDF format. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.

You will receive a download link in May 2021, ahead of the book’s release date.
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