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Summary

A dark and incisive collection of speculative short stories set in an alternate future of interstellar space travel, robots, mythical creatures and the uncanny.

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.

Download A River Called Time by Courttia Newland to listen to After That Is This – a short story from the universe of Cosmogramma, available now exclusively on Audible. 

©2021 Courttia Newland (P)2021 Canongate Books

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