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"What if I told you I could erase your past? Would you believe
me?

You’d remember, surely. Being a kid without a care. Best friend at school. First cigarette. First sex. That night you thought you were going to die, when it felt like the whole world was sitting on your chest, crushing your lungs, sucking in the air you so desperately needed to breathe.

Whatever. All those memories you hold, they are real – the flesh and blood of your life lived.

 

Your past is part of who you are. No one can take it from you, right?

 

Wrong."

KLOVA - Karen Langston

"A fantastic, relatable blend of speculative fiction, mystery and the power of language."

ANA GRILO

Hugo Award Winner (The Book Smugglers)

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Klova

ALL LANGUAGE IS ARTIFICIAL

AND IT HAS STARTED TO DISAPPEAR

Ink had cut himself off after the death of his partner, Neav, a decade ago. However, he wakes one day to find he has no concept of the past and can only think of Neav in the present tense. Social media reports two dozen cases in a so-called ‘amnesia crisis’. Ink knows his new loss has nothing to do with memory...

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Bluemantle

LIVE MUSIC IS OUTLAWED

Set in the sun-scorched city of Wydeye, the totalitarian Authority controls its citizens through fear and cultivated dependence. Live music is deemed a threat to order and is forbidden by law. Punishment for participation is severe...

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Karen Langston is a British author, writing speculative fiction for adults.

Her debut novel, BLUEMANTLE, is a bold work of dystopian fiction inspired by her love of live music.

KLOVA is her second novel, in which she draws on her interest in language and the relationship between language and society.

Karen has been an English teacher, qualification developer and project manager. When she's not writing, she's mostly reading.

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Photo: Rachel Hayes / capturedwithlight.com

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