Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel (Paperback)

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This book has been on my TBR pile since it came out in 2020, and I can’t believe I didn’t pick it up sooner!  Thoroughly uncategorizable, these stories move between science fiction, surrealism, and something else altogether — in a voice that is brutal, hilarious, and dauntless.  The stories dwell in the corners, cracks, and in-between spaces of (often crumbling) societies.  These are stories of rage, self-creation, the politics of bodies, and the sharp edges of personhood.

- Leo

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In this debut collection of body-horror fairy tales and mid-apocalyptic Catholic cyberpunk, memory and myth, loss and age, these are the tools of storyteller Jarboe, a talent in the field of queer fabulism. Bodily autonomy and transformation, the importance of negative emotions, unhealthy relationships, and bad situations amidst the staggering and urgent question of how build and nurture meaning, love, and safety in a larger world/society that might not be "fixable." Winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590216927
ISBN-10: 159021692X
Publisher: Lethe Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2020
Pages: 222
Language: English