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Head of Zeus
Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea
Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: Winner of the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award Sarah Pinsker

WINNER OF THE PHILIP K. DICK AWARD

The 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

Head of Zeus -- an AdAstra Book * Science Fiction
08 Oct 2020 * 304pp * £5.99 * 9781800243958
REVIEWS
'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
Author
Sarah Pinsker
Sarah Pinsker
Sarah Pinsker's A Song for a New Day won the 2019 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and her collection Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea won the Philip K. Dick Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's, F&SF, and numerous other magazines, anthologies, and translation markets. She is also a singer-songwriter who has toured behind three albums on various independent labels. She lives with her wife and a very energetic terrier in Baltimore, Maryland. She can be found at sarahpinsker.com and twitter.com/sarahpinsker.
ALSO BY Sarah Pinsker
A Song for a New Day
We Are Satellites
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