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From the author of Leech Girl Lives comes a novella of cosmic claustrophobia and workplace survival horror. It's the story of Thorner, crushed under the weight of an alien occupation and also a refrigerator; of his family and campmates and fellow workers on Weckett's mold farm; of the nglaeylyaethm and their masks and pets. It's the story of people in intolerable situation ...more
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Published November 16th 2020 by Six Gallery Press
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Ryan Howse
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Earth has been invaded by aliens. The Mold Farmer is not the story of a cunning insurrection, or how we fought back. This isn’t even the story of survivors banding together to persevere or escape. This is the story of workers, in the aftermath of such a loss, because what else is humanity for if not work? It’s a science fiction and cosmic horror hybrid focused on subsistence living, and it’s fantastic.

Thorner Tenter is, well, a tenter—he makes tents out of the discarded scraps of the alien invad
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I have often joked that I will never know what the apocalypse is like, because I’ll totally be killed the first wave. Stronger people will survive, but most of them will fall prey to accidents or cannibals or their own clumsiness. After a few rounds of social Darwinism, only the toughest, bitterest, stubbornest fighters will survive—but I always wonder, why? What’s the point of living through a zombie-infested nightmare, or a nuclear wasteland, or an Earth stiff from environmental rigor mortis?

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Review to come. Excellent world building.
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Rick Claypool is the author of absurd/weird/pulp sci-fi books THE MOLD FARMER (Six Gallery Press 2020) and LEECH GIRL LIVES (Spaceboy Books 2017). He lives in Rhode Island.

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