Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea
WINNER OF THE PHILIP K. DICK AWARDThe baker’s dozen stories gathered here turn readers into travellers to the past and the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise ships, on highways and high seas, in murder houses and treehouses. They feature runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts and retired time travellers.
Weird, wired, hopeful, haunting, and often beautiful, Sarah Pinsker’s stories cast a searching light on human nature. But what the heart wants is not always right, or easy.
Praise for Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea:’Simply wonderful … Each story is generous and original’ KAREN JOY FOWLER
‘An auspicious start to what promises to be one wild ride of a literary career’ KIRKUS
‘Stories that are as delightful and surprising to pore through as they are introspective and elegiac’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'This collection of stories is simply wonderful. Each story is generous and original; as a collection, the tales are varied, but with recurring themes of memory and music through-out. Pinsker has emerged as one of our most exciting voices. I love this book completely' -- Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 'In her debut collection, widely lauded author/musician Pinsker zips through road trips, space ships, speculative futures, and parallel presents with stories that are equal parts hard-wired sci-fi theory and hard-traveling rock-and-roll attitude ... In the speculative tradition of Ursula K. Le Guin or Kelly Link but with her own indomitable voice front and center. An auspicious start to what promises to be one wild ride of a literary career' * Kirkus Reviews * 'This beautiful, complex debut collection assembles some of Nebula winner Pinsker's best stories into a twisting journey that is by turns wild, melancholic, and unsettling ... The stories are enhanced by a diverse cast of LGBTQ and nonwhite characters. Pinsker's captivating compendium reveals stories that are as delightful and surprising to pore through as they are introspective and elegiac' * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
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