I love this New Scientist review of Afterland by Sally Adee, not least for the amazing opening image. I might have to steal that for a novel:
If all the human cells in your body were to suddenly dematerialise, your outline would briefly persist, in all its exquisite detail, in the form of the billions of bacteria and viruses that colonise your every nook and cranny, still suspended in the shape of the frame your body provided.
Sally describes the book as the meeting of “the surprise matriarchy of The Power, the millenarian despair of Children of Men and the deeply intelligent questions of Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness… Afterland is that rare creature, a ripping tale that neither shies away from big questions nor interesting answers”.
Shoutout to @moniquereads for the gorgeous photo!