The Pollutant Speaks (Paperback)
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Paperback 255 Pages
Published: 17/11/2023
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Evans is in trouble.

Once a star of punk discontent, a few wrong turns and a stint in a mental institution find him on the streets and desperate for work.

Then there’s the savage underground movement that uses Evan’s masterpiece, The Pollutant Speaks, as a bible. They despise him for denouncing them and hate the alien superculture that’s set impossible goals to qualify for contact.

Find a job or be beaten to death in the ghetto of an overcrowded planet: those are his choices. His only escape is to venture further into the cosmos than he ever dreamed.

This stunning debut science fiction novel by Alex Cochran explores poetry, politics and law in a way that asks questions about our society today. Literate, adventurous and compelling.

Hugo nominated, BSFA longlisted and Nebula nominated for Best Novel 2024.

Publisher: Bee Orchid Press
ISBN: 9781739578107
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“Like Vonnegut and Whitman took a bath in cyberpunk.” GoodReads; “A studied, intricate look at a futuristic age of alien contact.” KIRKUS; “Telling this surprising story with brisk efficiency despite rich concepts, a sense of poetry, and welcome literary ambition, Cochran deftly portrays the power of human minds to learn, teach, and stand up to the worst of our species. Evans’s journey of self-realization and redemption, featuring fascinating and sometimes head-spinning development of Para language and future technology. This will delight lovers of thoughtful, ambitious science fiction.” BookLife - Editor's Choice; "A profound contemplation on the human condition, making it a standout in its genre." Tristin Sylvester; "Cochran might just be your new drug of choice. I know he's mine." Digital Alice Reviews;

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“Great literary science fiction”

Not your usual space opera! Starting in the dystopian, urban dark of an overpopulated planet, Evans, the hunted protagonist, is soon projected onto strange new worlds. It seems like a lot of influences have been... More

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