A family of cat farmers gets the chance to set the felines free. A group of chickens tells it like it is. A female-crewed ship ploughs through the patriarchy. A support group finds solace in a world without men.
With her trademark humour, energy and flair, Laura Jean McKay offers glimpses of places where dreams subsume reality, where childhood restarts, where humans embrace their animal selves and animals talk like humans.
The 29 captivating stories in her new book Gunflower bloom in mesmerising ways, showing the world both as it is and as it could be.
They are told under the headings of Birth, Life and Death.
Author Miles Allinson describes the book as "like a swarm of small earthquakes: nothing is steady any more and the world feels bigger, scarier, almost transcendent in its strangeness".
McKay is author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe, 2020), winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Victorian Prize for Literature, and co-winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Gunflower, by Laura Jean McKay (Scribe) RRP $29.99.
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