“With their latest, Moraine dives into post-apocalyptic territory with a tale of how human contact can have violent and deadly consequences.”
It’s been so long since Riley has seen another human face. No faces, no eyes. If you want to survive, you can’t look.
Then a new neighbor moves in down the road. The need for contact, any contact, is overwhelming, so Riley throws caution to the wind and decides to take a chance with this new neighbor. Riley has to be careful … the world now means seeing other people could lead to a violent death. Riley and her new neighbor grow closer, and as reality begins to slip from her grasp, Riley realizes she can no longer hold back her deep desires.
All Riley wants to do is look.
Why we’re excited about this book:
In just a few short years, Sunny Moraine has staked their claim on speculative fiction. The author of The Root Code trilogy, the Casting the Bones trilogy, Moraine has short fiction in such publications as Lightspeed, Uncanny, Clarkesworld, Lamplight Magazine, and Strange Horizons, among others. Moraine is also the creator of the Gone serial fiction podcast. With their latest, Moraine dives into post-apocalyptic territory with a tale of how human contact can have violent and deadly consequences. Hailey Piper (A Light Most Hateful) calls Your Shadow Half Remains “A haunting dance of imaginative dread. A mesmerizing descent into a pit of isolation, fascination, and paranoia.”. Wendy N. Wagner (The Deer Kings) says: “A bleeding fever dream spun from loneliness … With stunningly beautiful prose, this book is a must-read. Moraine will hurt you—and you will come back asking for more.”, and Nat Cassidy (Mary: An Awakening of Terror, Nestlings) says: “Gorgeously written and impossible to put down … Alongside the mounting dread, Moraine evokes a loneliness and an aching for simple human connection that’s so palpable you can’t not recognize it as your own.”
Releasing from Tor Nightfire 6 February 2024, Your Shadow Half Remains by Sunny Moraine is available for pre-order now.