September is here, spring air is wafting around the flowers etcetera etcetera…and we have a great new title for bookclub 🙂
I’m very happy to announce that IDA by Alison Evans is the book of the month!
How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want?
Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths.
One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she’s considered.
How can she know, anyway, whether one universe is ultimately better than another? And what if the continual shifting causes her to lose what is most important to her, just as she’s discovering what that is, and she can never find her way back?
It’s always cool to have some new contemporary spec fic on our bookclub title list. Published by the late-lamented Echo Publishing early last year, Ida was reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald as melding “far-out physics with late-adolescent pathfinding”. Alison has spoken eloquently about queer representation in YA lit; recently featured at YA Lit Fest, Alison has plans to release Highway Bodies (about queer teens surviving a zombie apocalypse) and the queer YA love story anthology Kindred this year.
You can order IDA in hardcopy through Boomerang Books, using the ‘loveoz’ code to get free shipping. You can also grab the ecopy here.