Rage and Radioactivity: Revealing Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing

We’re excited to share the cover for Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing, a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted.

Find out more about the book, and check out the full cover—designed by Will Staehle—below!

The Only Harmless Great Thing will be available January 2018 from Tor.com Publishing. From the catalog copy:

In the early years of the 20th century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island.

These are the facts.

Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted. Prepare yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling histories of cruelty both grand and petty in search of meaning and justice.

Cover design by Will Staehle

Bolander remarks upon a thunderous emergence to this new book; a story that had to be told, that couldn’t be put off once it was realized:

“It is, above all else, a story about forgotten fury, an alternate history where rage from different quarters is allowed to combine and how the resulting chain reaction changes the world. I am thrilled to absolute atoms to finally be working with Tor.com and Marco Palmieri on this little bookling, and I cannot wait for readers to get a peek into what our own combined elements are capable of.”

Pre-order The Only Harmless Great Thing at the links below, or from your preferred retailer.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes


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