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Glorious Plague (Excerpt)

, || Hallie is missing—and so are thousands of others. Everywhere people are singing—climbing to the rooftops, to the bridges, to lamp post and road sign, steeple and water tower, singing gloriously, triumphantly, tirelessly—and dying. And odd things happen—angels come to earth, Christ drags his crucifix around Rockefeller Center, the Indian god Ganesh runs for mayor—but it doesn't seem remarkable to the survivors...

Five Books That Resemble Science Fiction

We’ve seen literary writers dip their toes into genre recently, and it really shouldn’t be a surprise. Genre has actually been tempting literary writers since publishing began—and even before, if you consider that all religions have origin stories involving the supernatural. I thought I was a literary writer for a long time, and before I discovered my own route to speculative writing, I found my favored geography in books that were considered literary, but actually belonged in genre. These are portal books in a way, because they stand at the doorway between realistic and speculative.

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Glorious Plague (Excerpt)

Check out Glorious Plague by Karen Heuler, avaialble now from Permuted Press!

Hallie is missing—and so are thousands of others. Everywhere people are singing—climbing to the rooftops, to the bridges, to lamp post and road sign, steeple and water tower, singing gloriously, triumphantly, tirelessly—and dying.

And odd things happen—angels come to earth, Christ drags his crucifix around Rockefeller Center, the Indian god Ganesh runs for mayor—but it doesn’t seem remarkable to the survivors. A man falls in love with a mermaid and decides to throw in his fortunes with hers, only to be attacked by an animal liberated from the zoo. Politics begins to assert itself, as does real estate issues, and it matters what—and who—you believe. It’s time to choose sides.

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