The latest entry in the very exciting anti-capitalist Black Dawn imprint. Up-and-coming trans author S.J. Klapecki briings us an excellent novella about a non-binary space station worker who, on the eve of being laid off in favor of automation, decides to join a union and help them try to start a revolution. Surprisingly hopeful for a grimey dystopian story, a meditation on the purpose of political actions and the importance of making sure that those who control our lives never forget that we despise them. Klapecki is a really exciting new author and I can't wait to see what they do next. — Reilly Hadden
A galactic class struggle against impossible odds, battling against exploitation, fighting capitalist moguls, building union solidarity, and finding hope in the darkest times. Sixty million miles from Earth, in the orbiting city of Station Six, work still sucks. Max is a dockyard worker (with an illegal sideline in hacking and cybersurgery) in the company town of the future. When the LMC Corporation announces its Automated Future Plan, which will turn Station Six into a vacation destination with as few human personnel as needed to stay functional, Max has had enough. Max and their fellow workers rise from their complacency and join forces with an underground revolutionary cell as all hell breaks loose. S.J. Klapecki's debut novel under the Black Dawn umbrella delivers action, intrigue, and politics, as Max and their friends face surveillance, raids, and armored rent-a-cops.
About the Author
S.J. Klapecki is a writer from the Prairies of Canada, who has an interest in war, politics, and things falling apart. Between university courses and outdoors projects, they find the time to write stories about those who instigate, resist, and benefit from violent upheaval. You can find them at @sjklapecwriting on Twitter.