RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 2012
cover image by Erik Mohr
the front cover:
tradition of Delany, Sturgeon, and Le Guin, but taking
his place among contemporary voices like Watts, Vonarburg, Schroeder,
and Huff, John Park brings strength, intelligence, and grace of
to bear in this novel of relationship and estrangement.
—Candas Jane Dorsey, author of
Black Wine and A Paradigm of Earth, and winner of the
Aurora, Tiptree, and Crawford Awards
Among Kirkus's "can't miss" Fantasy and SF
recommendations for October
Paul Di Filippo's review at Locus
Read the opening
I was born
years ago in Hull, UK. Somewhere in my teens I decided
I wanted to be a science fiction writer like John Wyndham, Brian Aldiss
and Arthur C. Clarke and got my first rejection slips as an
undergraduate. Later I
moved to Vancouver, BC to do a PhD in Chemical Physics at UBC. Near the
end of my career as a student I finally made my first sale (to Galaxy
magazine), which characteristically came in the middle of a long period
of writer’s block. A couple of years later, now a fully fledged science
post-doc but still blocked, I moved to Ottawa for a temporary position
with the National Research Council of Canada. On the way I spent six
weeks in Michigan at the Clarion writers' workshop.
I still live in Ottawa. I like Beethoven, John le Carré, and quite a
few SF writers. I try to keep up some of my scientific skills and
intermittently succeed in turning out fiction.
sphynx lay on the path, half feline, half simian. Shot through the
chest, it hissed between curved fangs as its body changed and it died."
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