by Alison Croggon, Daniel Keene


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"I've got all the feelings. And feelings are trouble."

Dez is different from the other fleshers struggling to survive in the outskirts of Newport. She's a living quantum computer, the missing link between human and artificial intelligence. If Newport City OpSec knew about her abilities, she'd be dead meat. And when she accidentally kills a cop during a routine raid, everything begins to unravel.

From award winning writers Alison Croggon and Daniel Keene comes a story of resistance, rebellion and love in a future not so far from our own.

"The coolest science fiction I've read in years - if cyberpunk dystopian SF is your jam, I highly recommend this amazing book." - Ellie Marney

"A vividly imagined post-collapse story, anchored by a sharp understanding of the ways imperfect people confront an oppressive government." - Kate Elliott

"A book that draws readers through an action-packed, multi-layered narrative and will leave them with the desire to learn more about the complex and unusual characters." - Books+Publishing

What readers are saying about Fleshers:

"Quantum perfection." 5 stars

"Gritty, fast-paced, intelligent dystopian sci-fi. An intense and satisfying ride." 5 stars

"Fleshers is a story about systemic racism. Fleshers is a story about queer folx who are searching for their safe place. Fleshers is a story about police brutality. Fleshers is a story about protests and riots and oppressed peoples fighting back. Fleshers is a gift of a novel." 5 stars

"I find inventive world building and fresh characters hard to resist, and Fleshers offers plenty of both." 5 stars

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648067665
Publisher: Alison Croggon
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Newport City , #1
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 1,098,601
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Alison Croggon is a novelist, poet, librettist and critic. She is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed fantasy series The Books of Pellinor, published in Australia, the UK, the US and across Europe. The Books of Pellinor was re-released by Candlewick Books in the US in 2017 with the publication of a fifth book, The Bone Queen, an Aurealis Awards finalist. Other internationally published novels include Black Spring (shortlisted for the 2014 NSW Premier's Award) and The River and the Book (shortlisted for the 2016 WA Premier's Award and winner of the Wilderness Society's Environmental Writing for Children Award). Her opera libretti have been performed on major stages across Australia. The libretto for Mayakovsky (score Michael Smetanin) was shortlisted for the 2015 Victorian Premiers Prize for Drama, and The Riders (score Iain Grandage) was awarded the Vocal/Choral Work of the Year in the 2015 Australian Arts Music Awards. Other awards include the 2009 Geraldine Pascal Critic of the Year for her performance criticism, and the Dame Mary Gilmore and Anne Elder Prizes for poetry. alisoncroggon.com

Daniel Keene has written for the theatre since 1979. His plays have been performed on main stages around Australia and in China, America and Europe. He has won numerous awards, including six Premier's Literary Awards for drama, the Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award and the Kenneth Myer Medallion for the Performing Arts for his contribution to Australian theatre with the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project. Since 2000, over 80 main stage productions of his work have been presented in Europe, predominately in France. He is the only Australian playwright to have been produced in the main program at the Festival d'Avignon. In 2009 his work for Young Audiences was awarded the Prix Théâtre en Pages by Scéne Nationale de Toulouse. Seven volumes of his plays (French translations by Severine Magois) have been published by éditions Theatrales, Paris. In 2016 Daniel was appointed to the rank of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for his contribution to French culture. danielkeene.com.au

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