TRISTAN PALMGREN has been a clerk, a factory technician, a university lecturer, a cashier, a secretary, a retail manager, a rural coroner's assistant. In his lives on parallel Earths, he has been an ant farm tycoon, funeral home enthusiast, professional con-artist impersonator, laser pointer chaser, and that guy who somehow landed a trademark for the word Avuncular. Jealous. He lives with his wife Teresa in Columbia, Missouri.
In this ambitious and intelligent novel, Palmgren takes the staples of science fiction - post-apocalypse, first contact, interventionism - and integrates them seamlessly, breathing new life into familiar forms. A truly outstanding debut. - NYT bestselling author Una McCormack