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Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores post-Soviet promises of knowledge, freedom, a ...more
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Published March 19th 2019 by The Feminist Press (first published 2015)
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Ruzica
Svaka čast Asji na ovoj baš sjajnoj proznoj zbirci. Već ima nekoliko osvrta ove knjige na internetu u koje se može zaviriti, tako da neću ništa naširoko. Proza koketira s SF-om, distopijskim svjetovima, ima puno simbolizma i referenci na pop kulturu, a određene priče nose obilježja krimića. Sve to napisano s puno ironije, groteske, ali nimalo patetike. Dijalozi su toliko pametni i dovitljivi da jednostavno želiš još ovih priča koje nadilaze svijet koji poznajemo i gledaju u neku uvrnutu budućnos ...more
Lori
Strange and mysterious settings plague this intensely striking and infectiously readable debut collection of speculative short stories. From a woman who must write herself out of pergatory, to a future world in which all literature and their authors are packed up and sent away to Mars, many of the stories focus on the power of the written word in some fashion, creating interesting and alluring atmospheres. Worlds are upended, relationships are not what they seem, protagonists face personal epiph ...more
Ksenia
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply extraordinary.
Deedi (DeediReads) Brown
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Rating: 4.5/5

Thank you to The Feminist Press for providing me with an advanced review copy of this book! It’s out March 19th.

I’m not sure where they had me: “short stories,” “speculative fiction,” or “feminist lit.” Because I love all of those things. And I was supremely ~not disappointed~. These were make-you-squint-and-think stories. I carried a pencil with me when I was reading it and underlined or circled a significant portion of the word
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Galen Strickland
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting collection stories from a Bosnian writer, none quite the same, yet eerily similar in tone.

http://templetongate.net/mars-bakic
meganelizabeth
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the very last story in this collection is so special, didn't know what to expect picking this one up on my trip in san fransisco and i am so happy to have discovered asja --- really great
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