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The Past Is Red (Hardcover, 2021, Tordotcom) 5 stars

The future is blue. Endless blue...except for a few small places that float across the …

Review of 'The Past Is Red' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Tetley was born and raised in Garbagetown, the most beautiful place on Earth. Her friends include a bird, an otter, a plant, and someone called Big Red Mars.

The Past is Red is filled with the lavish, star-spangled language you expect from Valente. The story balances Tetley's rose-tinted optimism with the stark, horrifying nature of her reality.

I still resent how much trad publishing charges for ebooks, but at least this one was well-formatted and expertly edited.