Some of Us Glow More Than Others
Tania Hershman is a former science journalist turned short story phenomenon. Her previous collections, including poetry, have attracted enormous praise and attention and in SOME OF US GLOW MORE THAN OTHERS she invites us to sample what life is like at the cutting edge of technology, where the future appears to be rushing ever faster to meet our present. Whether she is writing about genetics, laboratory etiquette, art and experimentation, or the simplest molecules that make up our myriad world, all her stories exude the power of her precision prose. Ranging from poignant cameos and unlikely viewpoints to the most complex decisions humans can make, these extraordinary stories gently challenge our world view as we careen toward the unknown and ask us to assess what we wish to retain of ourselves, what to jettison, and what we hope to attain when we get there. Stories from this, her third collection, have been heard on Radio 4 and Radio 3.
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- Paperback | 160 pages
- 130 x 200 x 12mm | 187g
- 02 May 2017
- Unthank Books
- Norwich, United Kingdom
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"This beguiling collection of writing defies categorisation and is unlike anything I've ever read before. SOME OF US GLOW MORE THAN OTHERS is like a 21st century Edgar Allen Poe meets Margaret Atwood, with a sprinkling of Ursula Le Guin. The bright and sometimes eerie thread of science runs through it, reminding us of our fundamentally biological nature, and illuminating the boundaries between us an technology." Farrah Jarral, broadcaster and doctor
About Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman is a former science journalist living and working in the UK. Her first short story collection, THE WHITE ROAD AND OTHER STORIES (Salt) was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. She is also the author of the poetry collection TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Nine Arches Press, 2017), MY MOTHER WAS AN UPRIGHT PIANO:Fictions (Tangent Books, 2012), NOTHING HERE IS WILD, EVERYTHING IS OPEN (Southword Editions, 2016), and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writes and Artists Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). Tania is founder and curator of ShortStops, www.short-stops.info, the UK and Ireland short story hub. Visit Tania's website www.taniahershman, follow her on twittter @taniahershman, and listen to her read her work at www.soundcloud.com/taniahershman/