The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

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Harper Voyager
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6.4 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Janelle Monáe is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer, actor, and activist.

"Blistering, hopeful, and richly written. . . All readers will finish the book craving more of these extremely queer, bold stories that battle gatekeeping and erasure, digging into both the worst potential of a surveillance state and the gritty glimmer of the rebellion that can defeat it."--Booklist (starred review)
A moving, triumphant collection...This is a knockout.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Emotionally raw and with a wholehearted love for people, these stories will make readers long to forge deeper human connections by sharing and holding one another's memories...A celebration of queer and Afrofuturist science fiction saluting creativity in difference.--Kirkus Reviews
Mona´e's collection speaks to both the sf tradition of mind-control tyranny and the way that the powerful marginalize individuals in order to control the whole. Highly recommended for readers of conspiracy and thought-control sf or of Afrofuturist works by the likes of Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, N.?K. Jemisin, and Nnedi Okorafor.--Library Journal (starred review)
"Janelle Monáe is a creative superstar who has tackled everything from music to fashion to film. And with The Memory Librarian, she enters the literary world, proving that there's truly nothing she can't do. . . Echoes of classics like Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind mix powerfully with explorations of genderqueerness, love, race, and more. . . True to the science fiction genre, The Memory Librarian is an assemblage of hope; liberation emerges when our memories and histories are used as educators. This one is sure to leave an impression."--Bust Magazine
"Each story in this collection is a searing but ultimately hopeful glimpse into how marginalized groups can hope and create in a world set against them. Written with a group of collaborators, including award-winning authors and sociologists, this book is reminiscent of the anti-racist and community-building themes present in N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor's work, as well as the utopian philosophy of Ursula K. Le Guin and the dystopian technological vision of Philip K. Dick. It's a stunning collection of stories."--Buzzfeed
The Memory Librarian is full of memorable and believable characters struggling valiantly against forces of oppression. It confirms Monáe's incredible power of imagination and creativity whatever medium she's working in, and the ability and talent of her co-writers in bringing her vision alive on the page.--Fantasy Hive