Culdesac

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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
Soho Press
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616958190

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About the Author

Robert Repino grew up in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Peace Corps, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. He is the author of Mort(e), the first volume of the War With No Name series. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Night Train, Hobart, and The Coachella Review. He lives in New York and works as an editor for Oxford University Press.

Reviews

Praise for Culdesac

"Repino imbues a startling sense of realism to a story about an intelligent cat's desire to wipe out humanity; Culdesac's story is not only tense and violent, but oddly emotional and touching."
--Tor.com

"Entertaining."
--The Missourian

"Have you ever wondered what might happen if you raised animal intelligence, stood them up, and made them human-sized? Repino has an intriguing answer. Culdesac is a great entry into his series."
--Steve Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Shadows of the Empire

"Returning to his subversive world of sentient animals, Repino makes you wonder why you'd read books with human characters."
--Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read

"The ideas of instinct, intellect, and belief come into play in a postapocalyptic world where bestowing "humanity" on those lacking it may result in extinction for all. This mix of George Orwell's Animal Farm and dystopian sf creates an unusual and unforgettable read."
--Library Journal

Praise for Mort(e)

An io9 Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Book Of 2015
A February 2015 Indie Next List Selection
An Amazon Best Book of January
2015
An IndieBound January 2015 Bestseller

"Mort(e) is complex, beguiling, and often bloody . . . [An] utterly absorbing debut."
--The Boston Globe

"Mort(e) catapults the reader into a wild, apocalyptic world . . . [Mort(e)'s] journey, set against the backdrop of an ideological war between pure rationality and mysticism, makes for a strangely moving story."
--The Washington Post

"With poignant flashes of a morality tale, this debut novel makes us rethink our relationship to all of Earth's creatures (since they may someday turn on us)."
--Time Out New York

"Marvelously droll . . . This novel is all kinds of crazy, but it wears its crazy so well."
--Slate

"Mort(e) is funny, smart, well-written; it's already among the better debuts of the year."
--Flavorwire

"[A] first novel of notable depth and invention."
--Las Vegas Weekly

"[N]ot your ordinary kitty..."
--Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

"An epic science-fiction thriller . . . Mort(e) will stick with you long after you close the pages."
--Tor.com

"Robert Repino's Mort(e) is, page after page, an infectious tale."
--Electric Literature

"[A] twisted, insane We3."
--io9.com

"In Repino's capable hands, Mort(e) is entertaining and intelligent science fiction that can be read as an adventure fantasy, but goes much deeper than that."
--The Missourian

"What unfolds is told in a sarcastic and sometimes caustic style by a young writer of promising talent--by which I mean, a talent that is promised on the first page and then, after a series of ant mythologies, feline war tragedies, and inter-species friendships, firmly established by the end."
--The Rumpus