"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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About the Author
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