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Gallery / Saga Press
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5.2 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Nicole Kornher-Stace is the author of the Norton Award finalist Archivist Wasp and its sequel, Latchkey. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, and Fantasy Magazine, as well as many anthologies. She lives in New Paltz, New York, with her family. She can be found online at, or on Twitter @WireWalking.


"Firebreak is a simmering scream, a pot bucking on a stove after all the water's boiled away. It's a fight song in praise of fierce friendship and the strength to endure." --Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of This is How You Lose the Time War

Firebreak is a klaxon sounding at midnight. It is a howl and a wake-up call. It is a fire that does what literary fires do best: spits rage, radiates the warmth of compassion, and fans the flame of revolution. --C. S. E. Cooney, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Bone Swans: Stories

"A steadfast heroine stands up against a tyrannical corporation in this vivid work of dystopian sci-fi.... The effortlessly detailed worldbuilding is captivating. Kornher-Stace leads readers through the cinematic landscape of her imagined future with an expert hand." --Publisher's Weekly

"Modestly, quietly profound... A resonant tale of erasure and absence--and an aching reminder that regaining what has been lost isn't always the answer." --NPR, Archivist Wasp

"Gripping action... [with] deepening mysteries in restrained prose studded with flashes of vulgar brutality and startling poetry." --KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review, Latchkey