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Age of Blight: Stories

Age of Blight: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Muslim, Kristine Ong
Illustrated by Hogan, Alessandra

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What if the end of man is not caused by some cataclysmic event, but by the nature of humans themselves? In Age of Blight, a young scientist's harsh and unnecessary experiments on monkeys are recorded for posterity; children are replaced by their doppelgangers, which emerge like f...lowers in their backyards; and two men standing on opposing cliff faces bear witness to each other's terrifying ends. Age of Blight explores a kind of post-future, in which the human race is finally abandoned to the end of its history. Muslim's poetic vignettes explore the nature of dystopia itself, often to darkly humorous effect, as when the spirit of Laika (the Russian space dog that perished on Sputnik 2) tries to befriend a satellite, or when Beth, the narrator's older sister, returns from the dead. The collection is illustrated throughout by the charcoal drawings of RISD artist Alessandra Hogan. In haunting and precise prose, Kristine Ong Muslim posits that humanity's downfall will be both easily preventable and terrifyingly inevitable, for it depends on only one thing: human nature.
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ISBN 9781939419569
Released AU 23 Feb 2016
Publisher Unnamed Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781939419569
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Unnamed Press
Imprint Unnamed Press
Released 23 Feb 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Muslim, Kristine Ong
Illustrated by Hogan, Alessandra
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 128g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dystopias, Short stories, Philippine (English) - 21st century
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade