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The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta Is Out 5th July!

An effortlessly rich and lyrical mystery wrapped in a love story that bends space, time, myth and science.

“Everything looks more beautiful at a distance.”

The Moonday Letters is a gripping and heart-wrenching speculative fiction novel that looks at the effects of climate change and how the wealthy exploit the remaining residents on a ruined earth. With themes of LGBTQIA+ and immigration deftly explored, Itäranta has crafted a timely and provocative tale.

Sol has disappeared. Their Earth-born wife Lumi sets out to find them but it is no simple feat: each clue uncovers another enigma. Their disappearance leads back to underground environmental groups and a web of mystery that spans the space between the planets themselves.

Told through letters and extracts, the course of Lumi’s journey takes her not only from the affluent colonies of Mars to the devastated remnants of Earth, but into the hidden depths of Sol’s past and the long-forgotten secrets of her own.

Part space-age epistolary, part eco-thriller, and a love story between two individuals from very different worlds.

9781803360447 | 5 July 2022 | Paperback & eBook | 368pp | £8.99


Emmi Itäranta’s writing has been compared to that of Ursula K. Le Guin, and her first novel, Memory of Water, has been translated into 21 languages and was also nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award recognizing the best science fiction novel published in the UK in 2014, and the Golden Tentacle award. In addition, Itäranta has been included on the Honor List of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award. She tweets @emmi_elina

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