A passionate SF tale from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, Catherynne M. Valente.

By Catherynne M. Valente Read by Heath Miller Contemporary / Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 12h 9m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father's films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe.

Starred Review. “…a masterpiece of storytelling…” - Publisher's Weekly

Starred Review. "...descriptions are lush and striking, her worlds reveling in the dreamiest of nods to classic science fiction, where alien planets are full of life and easily reachable... A heady, strange, and beautifully written novel about how stories give form to worlds." - Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review. "Valente employs a variety of writing styles, from scripts and diaries to newspaper articles and interviews, to tell Severin’s story, moving back and forth across time and character viewpoints." - Library Journal

One of the most anticipated books of 2015. - SFF Book Reviews

“…a satisfying listening experience of a complex and imaginative novel.” - Booklist (audio review)