2021 American Fiction Award Winner in Science Fiction; 2021 Independent Publishers Award (IPPY) Gold Medal Science Fiction; 2021 Readers Favorite Award Finalist Adventure; 2020 International Book Award Finalist in Science Fiction; 2020 International Book Award Finalist in LGBTQ
2020 Best Book Awards Finalist: LGBTQ
A highly entertaining read, this meticulously researched futuristic adventure, set in 2050, enthrals with romance and intrigue. This is a fun, witty, and endlessly inventive novel that sheds a hard light on the treatment of our planet, while also offering a breathtaking sense of hope for the future.
“Loved it. An adventure romp . . . set in a not too distant future and played for high stakes. It’s fun, witty and endlessly inventive . . . Bravo.”
—Peter FitzSimons, author of over 20 books, including, Kokoda, Gallipoli and Nancy Wake.
“This is an impressive first novel by Sarah Lahey with its scope, literary qualities, and philosophical insight. I highly recommend Gravity Is Heartless.” —Readers Favorite 5-Star Review.
“Lahey’s prose is lush—describing a deeply imaginative world—and on the whole, the story is thoroughly engrossing. An engaging adventure set in a deftly illustrated future.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An inherently fascinating and fully entertaining read that showcases author Sarah Lahey's impressive flair for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that keeps the reader's attention fully focused from cover to cover.” —Midwest Book Review
“Infused with wonder and the brilliance of the real world, Lahey excels in Quinn’s narration, breathing life into the dying world while giving Quinn a unique, knowledge-based personality.” —Paperback Paris
“Gravity is Heartless is a fun trip through a climate-changed world.”—Forward Reviews
“The supporting cast, including her best friend, a robotic meerkat, and a tough yet witty guerrilla fighter, are interesting in their own right, and almost steal the show.” —Booklist
“Everything Lahey exquisitely describes feels so realistic. If you would tell me that this is how the world will look in 30 years, I would believe you.” —Heavenly Bookish
“A highly entertaining read about the effects of global warming. I found the book utterly entertaining. The setting was (sadly) realistic, and the characters and story were very creative.”—Pondering the Prose.
“The author’s creativity shines through in her ability to narrate and create precise imagery. . . . I recommend this book to all lovers of futuristic sci-fic narratives.” ―Online Book Club"