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The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley
Nov 06, 2018 | ISBN 9781785658938

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‘This is a tremendous story - the kind that wins Pulitzers, like Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres  - with haunting and heart-rending women’s issues that are sure to draw comparisons to Margaret Atwood.’
– Carol Kean, Perihelion Science Fiction

‘Thanks to the poetic simplicity of Whiteley’s prose, it is more intimate and more thematically textured than many novels four times that length… an intriguing “what if?” of a tale, one that keeps us transfixed and wondering right up to the final pages and with an ending that won’t easily be forgotten.’- Starburst

‘An incredible talent, Aliya Whiteley continues to astound and delight, and The Arrival of Missives confirms what anyone who read The Beauty already knew: these books, and this writer, are not to be missed, under any circumstances.’- Reader Dad

‘Because this isn’t just about the plot, it’s about science fiction as a genre too: if old white men think they can make the future without a place in it for everyone but themselves, then . . . no. There are other, better futures.’- Strange Horizons

‘If you’ve ever any read stories by such authors as Nina Allan, Douglas Thompson, David Rix and Allen Ashley, you’ll love The Arrival of Missives, because it equals everything that these authors have ever written. I think that we can expect great things from Aliya Whiteley. ‘- Rising Shadow

“serves to prove the British writer is just as skilled working in longer form” – Barnes & Noble SFF Blog

“has a Shirley Jackson-esque style that leaves the reader quickly turning pages and hoping for the best and realizing the worst may be coming” – Fangirl Nation

“author has a poetic way of telling her stories” – Book Referees

“I really loved this volume, not only for the wildly entertaining plots but also for the penetrating insight into the importance of female characters wresting their own agency in the face of all odds. More please, Ms Whiteley” – The Frumious Consortium

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