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    Publisher: Canongate

    Cosmogramma

    £12.99
    A dark and incisive collection of speculative short stories set in an alternate future of interstellar space travel, robots, mythical creatures and the uncanny
    ISBN: 9781786897091
    AuthorCourttia Newland
    Pub Date28/10/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages320
    Availability: Available to Order

    In his sharply crafted, unnerving first collection of speculative fiction shorts, Courttia Newland envisages an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.

    Robots driven by all-too-human urges set out to colonise space; Kill Parties roam the streets of a post-apocalyptic world; a matriarchal race of mer creatures depends on inter-breeding with mortals to survive; mysterious seeds appear in cities across the world, growing into the likeness of people in their vicinity.

    Through transfigured bodies and impossible encounters, Newland brings a sharp, fresh eye to age-old themes of the human capacity for greed, ambition and self-destruction, but ultimately of our strength and resilience.

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    In his sharply crafted, unnerving first collection of speculative fiction shorts, Courttia Newland envisages an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.

    Robots driven by all-too-human urges set out to colonise space; Kill Parties roam the streets of a post-apocalyptic world; a matriarchal race of mer creatures depends on inter-breeding with mortals to survive; mysterious seeds appear in cities across the world, growing into the likeness of people in their vicinity.

    Through transfigured bodies and impossible encounters, Newland brings a sharp, fresh eye to age-old themes of the human capacity for greed, ambition and self-destruction, but ultimately of our strength and resilience.