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Love in the Time of Global Warming

Loveby Francesca Lia Block
Reviewed by Aisha Bouderdaben

Francesca Lia Block’s new novel takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and is told from the viewpoint of a young heroine named Pen. Separated from her family after the big Earth Shaker, she is forced out of the rubble of her home to search for them. As she travels, she meets others who, like her, survived the Earth Shaker. Block’s ethereal storytelling and exquisite detail will grip you from the prologue onward, and readers will enjoy a fantasy novel that tells the story of a group of vagabond queers whose genders and sexualities are not the focus of the journey they take. Love in the Time of Global Warming is a short read filled with adventure that any bold and brave reader will get deliciously lost in. Henry Holt (


Aisha Bouderdaben

Aisha Bouderdaben is a contributing writer to OutSmart magazine.

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