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Everything Feels Like the End of the World

book | Fiction | Aug 2022
ANZ → Allen & Unwin Pty (Ed. Jane Palfreyman)

A collection of short speculative fiction exploring possible futures from the edge of the world. At the heart of all the stories is the anchor of the human experience: grief, loss, pain and love. 

A young woman must make a choice about her pregnancy in a near future ravaged by doubt. 

An engineer working on a solar shield protecting the Earth shares memories of their lover with an AI companion.

Two Archivists must decide what is really worth saving when the world is flooded by rising sea levels. 

In a heavily policed state that preferences the human and punishes the different, a mother gives herself up to save her transgenic child.


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'Else Fitzgerald's rich collection captures the increasing terror of the warming world.'

Alice Bishop, author of A Constant Hum

‘clear eyes, sharp intellect and deep sorrow - both lament and protest song.’

Kate Mildenhall, author of The Mother Fault

‘A fireworks show of bursting ideas. The strength of this book is more than its beautiful prose, characterisation and concept: here is an emerging writer who has captured the heart of humanity in crisis with such insight that it feels like a revelation.’

Richell Prize Judges

‘Thrilling, prescient, and deeply moving … an electrifying new voice in Australian fiction.’

Emily Bitto, author of Wild Abandon

‘An exquisite elegy for the world we know, and the world we know is to come … delicate, precise and heartbreaking.’

Briohny Doyle, author of Echolalia

‘Suffused with sensuality, riven with loss.’

Rose Michael, author of The Art of Navigation

‘A funny, tough, restless author for our times … intimate, surprising and sly.’

Ronnie Scott, author of The Adversary

Pippa Masson
Curtis Brown Australia
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