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Lament for the Afterlife
by Lisa L. Hannett


Overview - No one knows when the war against the greys began. Not precisely. There are theories, speculations. Everyone agrees, though, that airborne doombringers appear along with their invisible bombs--and disappear just as mysteriously. Governments, while they still can, launch investigations into the waves of energy sweeping from continent to continent, bringing human mutation and environmental destruction.  Read more...

 
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Overview
No one knows when the war against the greys began. Not precisely. There are theories, speculations. Everyone agrees, though, that airborne doombringers appear along with their invisible bombs--and disappear just as mysteriously. Governments, while they still can, launch investigations into the waves of energy sweeping from continent to continent, bringing human mutation and environmental destruction.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781771483476
  • ISBN-10: 1771483474
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 380
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Paranormal
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Hannett creates an indisputably distinctive setting for her debut novel, a bleak dystopia where aliens ("Greys") wage unceasing war. As a result, humanity has undergone a forced literary mutation where "wordwinds" make manifest an individual's innermost secrets: "Words had beetled across his scalp, illegible scurryings that kept his thick hair in constant motion." In Hannett's world, the enemy is never glimpsed, soldiers create weapons from their thoughts"Scattershot bottled from lunatic nightmares. Firebombs of distilled hatred"and the landscape is overrun with "months of accumulated dust and words and dirt." As an act of literary worldbuilding, the book is a triumph, evoking the unclassifiable oddness of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic and Jeff VanderMeer's Area X trilogy. As a sustained novel, however, it can be exasperating: myriad characters flit about without impact, and the episodic nature of the presentation often bewilders. Hannett's talent is undeniable, her prose is achingly beautiful, and her analysis of war's inevitable toil is thorough and rich. Her novel is a demanding read, but it rewards an attentive reader with an appreciation for the weird. (Sept.)

 
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