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How High We Go In the Dark

by Sequoia Nagamatsu

“Haunting and luminous, How High We Go in the Dark
orchestrates its multitude of memorable voices into beautiful and
lucid science fiction that resembles a fitful future memory of our
present. An astonishing debut.” – Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta

An ancient virus is unleashed, and a climate plague ensues. The novel considers the aftermath of this event – how we adapt, the ingenuity of humankind, and where we go (physically, spiritually and mentally) when our world becomes uninhabitable. How High We Go in the Dark is, in a way, a collection of short stories. Within this structure Nagamatsu reveals the story of humanity in the near future, with characters intricately linked and woven together to form a tapestry of struggles, solutions and hope. Nagamatsu navigates grief with empathy and kindness. This is an extremely compassionate literary climate-fiction novel that I would recommend to anyone who enjoyed Cloud Atlas, Station Eleven or Cloud Cuckoo Land. – Liv