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Alien Virus Love Disaster

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Narrated by: Eric Martin, Nicole Poole
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

Philip K. Dick Award finalist

Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018

Abbey Mei Otis's short stories are contemporary fiction at its strongest: taking apart the supposed equality that is clearly just not there, putting humans under an alien microscope, putting humans under government control, putting kids from the moon into a small beach town and then the putting the rest of the town under the microscope as they react in ways we hope they would, and then, of course, in ways we'd hope they don't. Otis has long been fascinated in using strange situations to explore dynamics of power, oppression, and grief, and the 12 stories collected here are at once a striking indictment of the present and a powerful warning about the future.

©2018 Abbey Mei Otis (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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"Otis actually belongs with writers like Kelly Link, who freely borrow genre materials to construct elegant literary fictions far more about character than spectacle.... As odd as these worlds are, they are populated by sharply drawn characters we come to care about through Otis’ luminescent prose." (Gary K. Wolfe, Chicago Tribune)

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loved it, good new sci fi writer

great to see new blood on the scene

I loved the stories, although I wish it was a bit clearer when one finished and ended. good selection of readers but there was often the same one two times in a row and without story reference it made some endings feel weird

I want to hear more though!