Calder Szewczak is writing duo Natasha C. Calder and Emma Szewczak, who met while studying at Cambridge. Natasha is a graduate of Clarion West 2018 and her work has previously appeared in The Stinging Fly, Lackington's and Curiosities, amongst others. Emma researches contemporary representations of the Holocaust and has published work with T&T Clark and the Paulist Press.
Thrilling, terrifying and beautifully crafted, The Offset is the perfect science-fiction novel for our times. I devoured it. The Offset could do for environmentalism what Nineteen Eighty-Four did for socialism and Brave New World did for eugenics. It is a bare-knuckle punch to the heart. Calder Szewczak made me suffer - brilliantly. The Offset is a prophetic, urgent, gripping read that throws into question what saving the world really means. The Offset shows how anti-natalism could also take a dystopian turn... even views aimed at reducing suffering can increase it if fanatics seize control. An honest, terrifying and sincere look into our future.