Step into a world of hauntingly beautiful stories with Nature, Human, a new collection by the award-winning author, JE Solo.
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Nature, Human transports the reader into near and far-flung futures, and examines the fragile and often dysfunctional connections we have with the natural world. In JE’s direct and energetic style, Nature, Human contemplates the magical in the everyday while delivering unexpected twists and poignant moments that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Exploring complex themes of loneliness, separation, alienation, and despair, these ten unique stories consider how our decisions regarding nature impact the individual. Whether you’re a long-time fan of JE Solo’s work or a newcomer to their writing, this thought-provoking and imaginative collection delivers a richly rewarding reading experience that is sure to captivate and inspire.
Along with the TEXT ONLY paperback, a special ILLUSTRATED edition is also available. Created as a storybook for adults, the special ILLUSTRATED edition of Nature, Human features full-colour digital artwork created by the author.
Heart Murmur – star-crossed lovers share a supernatural connection; Nature – a homemaker becomes unnerved while caring for the family pets; Hysteria – a woman scours the city in search of estrogen patches; Somnambulist – Dad has been going out for walks at night; Nana – a family takes Nana for a Sunday drive; Old Joe – two inhabitants of Tent City face an uncertain future; Last Words – an injured worker has only one hundred words left to speak; Vision – an old person takes a stand to protect the last living things on earth; Second Sight – a mother prepares a magical gift for her daughter; Yolo – a grandmother decides to travel to the edge of the world
TITLE: Nature, Human
PUBLISHER: Nihls Andersen
EDITOR: Erika Steeves
FORMAT: Paperback, Illustrated, and e-book
DIMENSIONS: 6 X 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-989587-21-8 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-19-5 (Illustrated)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-18-8 (E-Book)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-17-1 (Kindle E-Book)
RELEASE DATE: 22/02/2023
The last human alive catalogs the world’s species as they go extinct…
A young man prepares to step outside after fifteen years of quarantine…
Toxic slime covers the earth, giving rise to new forms of life…
A woman finds a rare ticket to see the last tree…
A young girl and an AI form an unlikely friendship…
Stories and poems from around the world, featuring:
Joe Baumann, Terri Watrous Berry, JD Blackrose, Robert Borski, Virginia Boudreau, Michelle Cadiz, James Cato, Yuan Changming, Irene Cooper, Deborah L. Davitt, Steve Denehan, Pasiphaë Dreams, RC deWinter, J. Federle, Lew Forester, Justine Gardner, Joan Gerstein, Benjamin K. Hewett, Will Isenberg, Anastasia Jill, Taria Karillion, Ava Kelly, Kajetan Kwiatkowski, King Llanza, E. H. Lupton, Christopher R. Muscato, Russell Nichols, David Oje, Jim O’Loughlin, Jeanne Panek, Polly Phokeev, Priya Sridhar, Corinne Stanley, Elizabeth Train-Brown, Raymond van Over, R. Bratten Weiss, Gunnar De Winter.
This volume contains forty-three stories and poems that examine our many potential futures as a species on the verge of catastrophe. Curated and edited by Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen, The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 3 offers a wide array of perspectives on the crisis of climate change. From nightmarish dystopias to the evolution of new species, the writers in this volume expose what has been lost, and fearlessly explore where the future may take us.
PRINT BOOK – 978-1-989587-14-0
EPUB – 978-1-989587-13-3
KINDLE – 978-1-989587-12-6
A young reptilian endures a painful coming of age…
A tailor who refurbishes old clothes struggles to come to terms with the immortality offered by new technologies…
While exploring the dark web, a young woman creates a profile on a lesbian dating site for ghosts…
Aliens abduct a young man and bring him to a mysterious resort many light years from Earth…
A world leader with psychic powers diffuses a deadly international incident…
In this much anticipated second volume of speculative literature, authors examine relationships and how technology impacts our connections to each other, to nature, to space and time. The writing in this volume is often dark and rich in satire, yet there are many whimsical moments and a strong undertone of irreverence. Writers deep-dive into challenging themes to bring us stories and poems that explore gender, immortality, the obsolescence of the human body, biohacking, decay, and the evolution of love in a transhuman world.
House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature Volume 2 contains twenty-five exceptional stories and poems, curated and edited by Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons. House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature Volume 2 contains twenty-five exceptional stories and poems, curated and edited by Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons. Featuring: John Andreini, Glen Armstrong, Shaun Avery, Meghan E. Bell, Gustavo Bondoni, Robert Borski, L Chan, William Delman, Alex Robert Franco, Will Isenberg, Daniel Loring Keating, M. Grace Melucci, Laurel Radzieski, dave ring, David F. Shultz, J. M. Sinclair, Sravani singampalli, JE Solo, Lisa Timpf, Dawn Vogel, Tracey Waddleton, Megan Wildhood, Gunnar De Winter, Peri Dwyer Worrell.
EDITORS: Nihls Andersen, Erika Steeves
GENRE: Fiction, Poetry
FORMAT: Paperback and e-book
DIMENSIONS: 6 X 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-989587-09-6 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-10-2 (E-Book)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-11-9 (Kindle E-Book)
RELEASE DATE: 21/10/2020
JE Solo’s long-awaited debut novel Phreak is available now!
In an alternate, near-future world where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Navigating a landscape of ecological devastation and botched genetic modification experiments, the child’s survival depends upon their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. Will it be enough? As they cross the threshold of adulthood the collapse of Island society draws close and they must act in order to protect what they love. A richly detailed and compelling first novel, Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create a powerful story of resilience and survival.
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A woman confesses to killing god… Two people stand on the edge of the abyss that is the end of the world… A hidden history of earth is revealed in the interpretation of mysterious found manuscripts… An alien entity takes root in a suburban garden and starts transforming the neighbourhood…
These are just few of the many ideas explored in this exciting new collection from the House of Zolo. Writers and poets from around the world conjure fractured dimensions, cast dark nightmares and offer alternatives to the apocalypse as they navigate to the very edges of time and back. Delving into themes of post-humanity, future-shock, and the consequences of climate change, these short stories and poems fearlessly explore what it means to be human. Alternately dark and hopeful, heartbreaking and humorous, this volume contains stories and poems to spark the imagination and inspire new perspectives on the future.
HOZ’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1 is an international collection of short stories and poems by some of today’s most compelling writers: Jessica Barksdale, Joe Baumann, L. X. Beckett, Melanie Bell, Jenny Blackford, Robert Borski, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, M. S. Chari, Deborah L. Davitt, Joe DiCicco, Steve Dillon, James Dorr, Kevin Freeman, Amelia Gorman, Vince Gotera, Russell Hemmel, Richard Leis, E. H. Lupton, JBMulligan, Jennifer Loring, Sally McBride, Stephen McQuiggan, Laurel Radzieski, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, George Salis, Lucy Stone, Ojo Taiye, Cohl Warren-Howles.
Curated and edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons.