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"Cold Earth Wanderers" by Peter Wortsman (Pelekinesis, 2014)
A science fiction novel set in a vertically-focused society where an underground group dares to venture sideways.
"A darkly comic folktale for a dysfunctional future... Against the myth of mindless upward progress Wortsman pits the subversive grotesquerie of open-ended lateral exploration."
"...as daft and delirious a dystopia as might be imagined..."
"In Elgin, Wortsman (Ghost Dance in Berlin) has created a sympathetic individualist whose search for freedom rings true. Inevitable betrayal in a world of paranoia and mass complacency suggests that optimism may be the worst deceit of all... this intellectually provocative novel is worth a read." - Publishers Weekly
Publication Date: November 7, 2014
Cold Earth Wanderers by Peter Wortsman (ISBN: 978-1-938349-
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About the author
Peter Wortsman is the author of 4 books including the travel memoir Ghost Dance in Berlin, winner of a 2014 Independent Publishers Book Award. He has written two stage plays and produced many translations from the German including Tales of the German Imagination, From the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann, 2013. His travel writing has been selected five years in a row for The Best Travel Writing 2008-2012. He has won numerous awards and is a former Fellow of the Fulbright (1973) and Thomas J. Watson (1974) Foundations, and he was the Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in Spring 2010.
About the publisher
Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at the Pelekinesis website.
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