The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

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Tom Doherty Associates, Aug 15, 2017 - Fiction - 112 pages

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic."

Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit — in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer — begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they’re going to save the town — or get out alive.

“Intelligent and fiercely imagined.” —Alan Moore
“A dark story of the human need for power.” —Eileen Gunn
“Daring anti-fantasy.”— Nick Mamatas
“A unique bite of punk culture.” — Delilah S. Dawson
“Important, thought-provoking...thrilling ride.” —Lewis Shiner
“Always vivid.”—Tobias Buckell
“As relatable as it is harrowing.” —Leanna Renee Hieber
“Utterly engrossing...it refuses to let you go.” —Mur Lafferty

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User Review  - james.d.gifford - LibraryThing

This is a hard book to describe but an easy book to read. Killjoy is covering a lot of ground in a short narrative, which is hard—the quick pacing makes that work. Because I've read Killjoy earlier ... Read full review

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User Review  - eldang - LibraryThing

I read this in a day and bought the sequel immediately after. I'm impressed with the number of things Killjoy fit into one short book: * A magical realist thriller about supernatural forces * A ... Read full review

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MARGARET KILLJOY is a transfeminine author, born and raised in Maryland, who has spent her adult life traveling with no fixed home. A life on the road has given her a healthy respect for hobos, street kids, and other elements of the criminal class. A 2015 graduate of Clarion West, Margaret’s short fiction has been published by Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Vice’s Terraform, and Fireside Fiction amongst others. She founded SteamPunk Magazine in 2006, and her nonfiction books have been published by anarchist publisher AK Press. Margaret’s wrote A Country of Ghosts, a utopian novel published by Combustion Books in 2014. She is also the author of the Danielle Cain series, starting with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, from Tor.com Publishing.

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