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Q & A: Jennifer Falkner (Above Discovery)

“Falkner’s stories are dark, transportive, and intimately detailed character studies. Her expansive interest in history is apparent, ingrained in the minutiae of each fiction [wherein] looking backward, the constraints of the past are unexpectedly and undeniably revealed as intertwined with those of the present. …[An] exciting debut.” —Quill & Quire, Starred Review This spring, we […]

Reading Guide: Jennifer Falkner’s Above Discovery

Our books are great conversation starters, and who better to start those conversations than the authors themselves! You can find all of our available reading guides here. Rarely do I want to write stories about the lives of kings or generals. That ground feels well covered by now. In Above Discovery, I wanted instead to […]

“The problems of Gilgamesh are the problems of our species.”

Book cover for Even That Wildest Hope displayed on a tablet, alongside a note announcing a free story download.

Writing this book, I looked to literatures of the past like The Epic of Gilgamesh. It emerges a mere 6,000 years ago, when humans formed city-states and organized themselves in terms of property relations. What I discovered is that even back then, the writer of the epic is concerned with our desire to dominate and […]