An Unkindness of Ghosts

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An Unkindness of Ghosts a sci-fi novel by Rivers Solomon

Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She’s used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she’d be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world.

Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship’s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot—if she’s willing to sow the seeds of civil war.

Selected as a Library Journal’s Best Book of 2017 (Science Fiction/Fantasy).

Read an interview with Rivers Solomon and an excerpt of An Unkindness of Ghosts at The Rumpus.

An Unkindness of Ghosts included on The Rumpus‘s list of anticipated forthcoming releases.

Included in Book Riot’s 6 Small Press Books You’ll Want to Read in September; the New Release Roundup on “All The Books” podcast; and Liberty Hardy’s New Books! Megalist.

Included in Chicago Review of Books‘ 15 Must-Read Books This October and Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases, New & Noteworthy Fiction.

Included in October Diverse Books Highlights on Bogi Reads the World.

Special Instructions

Includes signed bookplates, signed by the author

RIVERS SOLOMON graduated from Stanford University with a degree in comparative studies in race and ethnicity and holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Michener Center for Writers. Though originally from the United States, they currently live in Cambridge, England, with their family. An Unkindness of Ghosts is their debut novel.

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