Brooke Bolander

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Brooke Bolander writes weird things of indeterminate genre, most of them leaning rather heavily towards fantasy or general all-around weirdness. She attended the University of Leicester 2004-2007 studying History and Archaeology and is an alum of the 2011 Clarion Writers’ Workshop at UCSD. Her stories have been featured in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Nightmare, Uncanny, and various other fine purveyors of the fantastic. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards, much to her unending bafflement. Her debut book with Tor.com Publishing, THE ONLY HARMLESS GREAT THING, is scheduled for a 2018 release. She is represented by Michael Curry at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

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SCENE—A deep, muddy trench beneath a gray sky. Barbed wire curls along its lip. We can see no further than a few feet in either direction, owing to the overwhelming gloom. Everything glistens slightly with moisture and rot. In the midst of this stygian tableau crouch two SOLDIERS, mired up to their shins in muck. They lean on their rifle butts, vis

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The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
"Short, sweet, solid. Alternate history, elephant matriarchies and, if you're me and you read this into everything you vaguely like, anticapitalist rhetoric. "
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"A brilliant, haunting debut novella, at once cruel and vital in its depiction of political solidarity. "
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“Why do you not fight when there is still breath and blood within you? Why do you not trumpet and flail?”
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“No matter what you did, forty or fifty or a hundred years passed and everything became a narrative to be toyed with, masters of media alchemy splitting the truth's nucleus into a ricocheting cascade reaction of diverging alternate realities.”
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“Everybody knows how to die. You just quit living and then you're slap-taught.”
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