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Human society has collapsed after an invasion by alien beings that infect people; their illness is more like an opening to a different reality. Attempts to deal with the invasion were violent, cruel, and futile, but now survivors are left scavenging among ruins. The story follows Caitlin, living with her partner Steph (who's infected) on the coast of Argyll; Caitlin's brother was lost along with the submarine he served in during the final deployment. Charles Payseur sums it up as "a rather strange and slow story about the world after the end of the world, after the deathblow but before the last breath has passed between chapped lips."

Review: Charles Payseur