This is the first I’ve read of Roth’s work, and I’m ready for more! Composed of six short stories, three are in near-future settings built around imaginative new technologies, and three mix humans and aliens, including two stories from Roth’s Carve the Mark universe (these can easily be read without prior knowledge of that universe). All six stories impart insightful lessons about how our self-perceptions sharply define how we view the world outside of us and therefore how we think, act, react, and live our lives. Each story features a troubled character whose self-perception is shifted by experiences that usher forth entirely new life trajectories. These are wonderful stories of hope.— Kay Wosewick
Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future.
No world is like the other. Within this masterful collection, each setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And yet, for all the advances in these futuristic lands, the people still must confront deeply human problems.
In these six stories, Veronica Roth reaches into the unknown and draws forth something startlingly familiar and profoundly beautiful.
With tales of friendship and revenge, plus two new stories from the Carve the Mark universe, this collection has something for new and old fans alike. Each story begins with a hope for a better end, but always end with a better understanding of the beginning.