The Philip K. Dick Award-winning debut short story collection from Sarah Pinsker, author of the Nebula Award-winning A Song for a New Day. Pinsker has shot like a star across the firmament with stories multiply nominated for awards as well as Sturgeon and Nebula award wins.
The baker’s dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travellers to the past and the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present.
The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise ships, on highways and high seas, in murder houses and treehouses.
They feature runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts, and retired time travellers; they are weird, wired, hopeful, haunting, and deeply human. They are often described as beautiful but Pinsker also knows that the heart wants what the heart wants and that is not always right, or easy.
Praise for Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea: ‘Simply wonderful … Each story is generous and original’ KAREN JOY FOWLER
‘An auspicious start to what promises to be one wild ride of a literary career’ KIRKUS
‘Stories that are as delightful and surprising to pore through as they are introspective and elegiac’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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