The Memory Librarian: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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The Memory Librarian: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 14/04/2022
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The exciting, kaleidoscopic debut fiction collection from the beloved singer, rapper and actress Janelle Monáe, The Memory Librarian explores identity, technology, time and love through mesmeric tales set in the futuristic universe of her bestselling album Dirty Computer.

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In The Memory Librarian music, fashion, film and activist icon Janelle Monae returns to the Afrofuturistic world of her critically acclaimed album, Dirty Computer, to explore how different threads of liberation - queerness, race, gender plurality, love - become tangled in a totalitarian landscape... and to discover costs of unravelling them.

Whoever controls our memories controls the future.

Janelle Monae and an incredible array of talented collaborating creators have written a collection of tales comprising the bold vision and powerful themes that have made Monae such a compelling and celebrated storyteller. Dirty Computer introduced a world in which thoughts - as a means of self-conception - could be controlled or erased by a select few. And whether human, A.I., or other, your life and sentience was dictated by those who'd convinced themselves they had the right to decide your fate.

That was until Jane 57821 decided to remember and break free.
Expanding from that mythos, these stories fully explore what it's like to live in such a totalitarian existence... and what it takes to get out of it. Building off the traditions of speculative writers such as Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Becky Chambers, and Nnedi Okorafor-and filled with the artistic genius and powerful themes that have made Monae a worldwide icon in the first place - The Memory Librarian serves readers tales grounded in the human trials of identity expression, technology, and love, but also reaching through to the worlds of memory and time within, and the stakes and power that exists there.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 2928377079666
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm

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“Brilliantly composed, wonderfully told!”

I was so delighted to get an early copy of this. I love the Dirty Computer album, and I've been eagerly anticipating this book since I first heard about it!

This collection of short stories blends cyberpunk,... More

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“Stunning literary expansion of an incredible album”

The Memory Librarian And Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe and Collaborators. As a big fan of Monáe and in particular Dirty Computer, I was all over this from the moment it was announced, and the list... More

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“The Archandroid arrives...”

"Android number 57821, it's finally time to come home my dear"

Brilliant. Blends afrofutirism, queerness and hope to create a unique and beautiful vision of Jane's Metropolis.

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