C.L. Clark

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Cherae was a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow and graduated from Indiana University’s creative writing MFA. She’s been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world. When she’s not writing or working, she’s learning languages, doing P90something, or reading about war and [post-]colonial history. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in FIYAH, PodCastle, Uncanny and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Now she’s one of the co-editors at PodCastle. The first novel in her upcoming trilogy is THE UNBROKEN (Orbit, 2021).

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THE UNBROKEN received a wonderful STARRED review from PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY:





Clark’s precise, thorough worldbuilding allows this remarkable novel to dive deep into the intricate workings of colonialism, exposing how power structures are maintained through social conditioning and exploring the emotional toll of political conflict. The result is a captivating story that works both as high fantasy and

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Anthony Burgess
“Colonialism. The enforced spread of the rule of reason. But who is going to spread it among the colonizers?”
Anthony Burgess

George Orwell
“A dull, decent people, cherishing and fortifying their dullness behind a quarter of a million bayonets.”
George Orwell, Burmese Days

John Milton
“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Albert Camus
“Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.”
Albert Camus, The Rebel

Kahlil Gibran
“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul




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