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See the art reveal for my new collection, RESURRECTIONS, available this December.
Yesterday Apex Books gave Twitter users a sneak peak of the cover art for RESURRECTIONS - a new collection coming up on December 19. But of course I want to show it to all of you, too!
RESURRECTIONS, my second collection of short fiction and poetry, has been in the pipeline for a while; I haven’t been posting about it a huge amount; I’ve been waiting until we had cool visuals like this to show to people. In the fall you’re going to hear me talk about it a lot more! Here’s the back cover blurb:
This collection of short stories and poems by Ada Hoffmann traverses extraordinary universes packed with faeries, cyborgs, talking otters, punitive gods, lovestruck sea creatures, fossil hunters, extraterrestrials, and much more. Exploring themes of love and self-existence, community and otherness, and perseverance, Resurrections is a wondrous blend of genres and literary forms.
In “Jenny’s House,” a young girl brings a slimy souvenir from a playdate gone wrong to show-and-tell. “Variations on a Theme from Turandot” is the story of a devout slave’s struggle with a stubborn, ruthless princess, replayed as an epic opera every night. In “Transitional Chords,” an unmotivated conservatory student finally connects with music when he falls victim to an otherworldly voice. “Harmony Amid the Stars” chronicles a spaceship’s inhabitants’ descent into madness through a cleaning lady’s diary. “I Sing Against the Silent Sun” is about the unbreakable bond between a fugitive and their ship’s AI.
Each universe contains an intricately crafted history, cast of characters, places, and paradoxes. From layered magical realms to beauty supply storerooms, Hoffmann brings often-overlooked characters and perspectives to life and lets their unfettered reality expand our imaginations. Resurrections is a glimpse into the spectrum of human existence, flitting from world to world in Hoffmann’s spectacular style.
Pre-orders for Resurrections haven’t opened yet, but you’ll definitely hear about it here as soon as they are.
I’ve gone through my archives and added tags by topic to all my posts (except for Friday Chatter and interviews). If you like a post, you can now click on each of its tags and see all my older posts on that topic as well. Three of my favorite tags are also added to the main header. For example, check out the fiction and reality tag!
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