Universal Love


Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Picador Paper
Publish Date
January 12, 2021
5.8 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Alexander Weinstein is the author of Children of the New World, which was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, and Electric Literature. He is a recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and his stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appear in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy and Best American Experimental Writing. He is the Director of The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and a professor of creative writing at Siena Heights University.


Praise for Universal Love:

Funny and terrifying. . . .Universal Love picks up where [Children of the New World] left off.
--Ann Arbor Observer

Weinstein made a big splash in SF with his debut collection and follows it up with nearly a dozen stories that are just as creepy and will fit right in if you're watching Black Mirror. . . .In dark times, we get entertainment that reflects the world we've made. Welcome home.

Troubling and compassionate . . . .Channeling Ray Bradbury with contemporary allegories, Weinstein will make readers think twice about their relationship to technology.
--Publishers Weekly

These are deeply imaginative and compelling stories, written with exquisite poise, that bring the speculative and uncanny very close to home. Weinstein is here to remind us that questions of technology, of the future of our world, are also, always, questions of human intimacy and human care.
--Jennifer Mills, author of Dyschronia

Praise for Alexander Weinstein:

"The timely, nuanced stories in Alexander Weinstein's Children of the New World are some of the most brilliantly disconcerting fiction in recent memory...As with George Saunders or Ray Bradbury, Weinstein's satiric ingenuity seldom overpowers his deep compassion for our wayward species....The resulting cautionary tales are superlatively moving and thought-provoking, imbued with disarming pathos and a palpable sense of wonder and loss."
--David Wright, The Seattle Times

Seductive...Weinstein's stories whistle with a cockeyed, formidable intelligence, and he is not afraid to provoke.... At their finest, Mr. Weinstein's stories contain moments of moral complexity and, even more challenging--and more moving--moments of grace."
--The New York Times

A darkly comic look at how far people will go to hold on to the devices that are replacing human experience.
--The Washington Post