Gravity Is Heartless - by Sarah Lahey (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 360
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: She Writes Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Sarah Lahey
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2020
TCIN: 85086559
UPC: 9781631528729
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-7695
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Set in the near future, this romantic adventure sees the climate scientist Quinn Byers struggle through life in 2050. Plagued by a series of misadventures, including the unsolved disappearance of her famous mother, Quinn collides head-on with a mysterious time-traveling cyborg, returned from the future to woo her back.

Book Synopsis

What will the world look like in thirty years' time? How will humanity
survive the oncoming effects of climate change? Set in the near future
and inspired by the world around us, Gravity Is Heartless is a romantic adventure that imagines a world on the cusp of climate catastrophe.

The year is 2050: automated cities, vehicles, and homes are now
standard, artificial Intelligence, CRISPR gene editing, and quantum
computing have become a reality, and climate change is in full swing--sea
levels are rising, clouds have disappeared, and the planet is heating

Quinn Buyers is a climate scientist who'd rather be studying the clouds
than getting ready for her wedding day. But when an unexpected tragedy
causes her to lose everything, including her famous scientist mother,
she embarks upon a quest for answers that takes her across the globe--and
she uncovers friends, loss and love in the most unexpected of places
along the way. Gravity Is Heartless is bold, speculative
fiction that sheds a hard light on the treatment of our planet even as
it offers a breathtaking sense of hope for the future.

Review Quotes

2021 American Fiction Awards Winner in Science Fiction: General

2021 IPPY Awards Gold Winner in Science Fiction

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: LGBTQ

2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Science Fiction

2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Adventure

2020 Best Book Awards Finalist Fiction: LGBTQ

"In this novel, Lahey's prose is lush but surprising, describing a
deeply imaginative world. . . . The author's Earth of the
not-too-distant future is an intriguing, alien place, and readers will
delight in watching Quinn move through it. An engaging adventure set in a
deftly illustrated future."

--Kirkus Reviews

"The supporting cast, including [Quinn's] best friends, a robotic
meerkat and a tough yet witty guerrilla fighter, are interesting in
their own right, and almost steal the show. Lahey's debut is the
beginning of a trilogy, so it is fitting that it ends with a
cliffhanger, leaving readers unsure of Quinn's next steps in an
increasingly unstable world."

--Booklist Reviews

". . . an inherently fascinating and fully entertaining read that
showcases author Sarah Lahey's impressive flair for originality and the
kind of narrative storytelling style that keeps the reader's attention
fully focused from cover to cover."

--Midwest Book Reviews

"The author's creativity shines through in her ability to narrate and
create precise imagery. . . . I recommend this book to all lovers of
futuristic sci-fic narratives."

--Online Book Club

"This is an impressive first novel . . . highly entertaining, thought-provoking, intriguing, and meticulously researched."

--Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.2 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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