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Green Jay and Crow

"I was meant to come to Barlewin, but i was never meant to stay."

The half-forgotten streets of Barlewin, in the shadow of the High Track, are a good place to hide: among the aliens and the couriers, the robots and the doubles, where everyone has secrets. Like Eva, a 3D-printed copy of another woman, built to be disposable.She should have disintegrated days ago... and she hasn't. And now her creator wants her back.

DJ Daniels is an Australian author and musician. She writes when she manages to get her husband and two daughters out of the house and during lulls in the ongoing dog-lizard war. (Lizards are well ahead.) Her first novel, What the Dead Said, was followed by a raft of short stories which have appeared in publications such as Aurealis, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and So It Goes. She was a judge for the 2012 Aurealis Awards and is one of the Sydney Story Factory’s Ambassadors of Ink.

"The book probes the nature of sentience thought-provokingly, while also depicting a richly imagined, thoroughly lived-in world... a striking and memorable novel." -- SFX Magazine

– SFX Magazine

"Daniels' novel earns its comparisons to Philip K. Dick... this is a story that explores what it means to be real, to be human - and to be neither." -- Jeff Somers, Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog

– Jeff Somers, The Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog