Zommer put together this cool list of essential reading – no, not that kind of essential! I’m happy to see Afterland on the list, rubbing shoulders with Sisters by Daisy Johnson, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, which I’m digging into (and digging) at the moment, and more.

Mike Crisolago writes:

In a world where a male-targeting pandemic has killed virtually every man on Earth, a mother violently frees her healthy young son from government captivity, disguises him as a girl and embarks on a perilous cross-country escape while being pursued by her own sister, who wants to recapture the boy. This work by Beukes, a former recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for her science fiction writing, has already drawn comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale and landed on numerous summer reading lists.

Al credit to @jozi_bibliophile for the pic!