The Many Selves of Katherine North
‘In this exhilarating, metaphysical white-knuckle ride, Geen takes us into the other worlds that crouch, slink and bark around us … It will leave you reeling’ – Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast
Kit has been projecting into other species for seven years.
Longer than anyone else at ShenCorp.
Longer than any of the scientists thought possible.
But lately she has the feeling that when she jumps she isn’t alone…
‘Startlingly fresh … Along with the protagonist I became a tiger, an eagle, a whale. I hunted, flew and swam in this extraordinary book which goes to the heart of what it means to be alive in a shared universe’ – Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter
‘A compulsively readable sci-fi thriller … a vivid and wildly engaging world around an incredibly compelling protagonist … this is a great book, full stop’ – Maine Edge
Startlingly fresh ... Along with the protagonist I became a tiger, an eagle, a whale. I hunted, flew and swam in this extraordinary book which goes to the heart of what it means to be alive in a shared universe * Jane Shemilt, author of Daughter * A work of intelligent, thought-provoking, spine-chilling science fiction that will delight and terrify in equal measure ... Exciting, horrifying and compelling * Jack Wolf, author of The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones * Mixing sci-fi and the natural world it promises to be original and thought-provoking for readers of many genres * Big Issue * In this exhilarating metaphysical white-knuckle ride Geen takes us into the other worlds that crouch, slink and bark around us. It's an audacious tour de force that will leave you reeling with ontological vertigo * Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast * A compulsively readable sci-fi thriller ... The Many Selves of Katherine North would be an accomplishment from any writer, but the fact that this book comes from a first-time novelist is simply astonishing. Emma Geen has built a vivid and wildly engaging world around an incredibly compelling protagonist, creating a piece of work that transcends genre. No qualifiers are needed; this is a great book, full stop * Maine Edge * Flips between past and present, human and creature ... Geen's psychological approach to the empathy and disconnect constantly shedding identities causes in its human protagonist lifts The Many Selves into an engaging take on established tropes * Herald * Reminiscent of The Matrix and KA Applegate's Animorphs series, Geen slips between past and present, human and creature to tell Kit's coming-of-age story, racking up suspense with a deftly handled environmental slant, while trying to describe radically different ways of experiencing the world * Western Daily Press * This is a riveting read. Geen weaves together philosophy and science fiction to create a magical, intelligent and intense novel. This is real philosophy in action * Havi Carel, author of Illness * Never anything less than magnificent ... One of the most exciting debut novels I have read in years. Full of scientific and psychological speculation and yet grounded in the world of material conditions and psychological consequences, the novel provides exactly what I want to see from twenty-first century science fiction * Interzone *
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