2021 American Fiction Awards Finalist in Science Fiction: General
2021 Long listed for Cygnus Awards Climate Change Science Fiction and Speculative Science Fiction
The sequel to Sarah Lahey’s debut novel Nostalgia is Heartless delves into the world of the near future. This time, Quinn’s adventures take her across the globe to Antarctica. Readers will delight in following her journey as she races to save her family, her planet, and—hopefully—her love life.
“The story builds directly on the events of the previous novel, but it is self-contained enough that new readers can hop on without feeling too lost. The mix of humor, whimsy, and science makes for a climate change–centered adventure that manages to feel escapist and topical at the same time. A thrilling and immersive work of speculative climate fiction.”
“This near-future story of a world ravaged by climate change will delight lovers of both romance and action sci-fi. Alternately funny and philosophical, this story paints a vivid, high-tech world while still packing an emotional punch. . . . The quirky characters lend a whimsical feel to the story, and Lahey is clever and inventive in imagining new technology while still dealing with relatable problems.”
“In this gripping novel set in a near future beset by relentless climate emergencies, a principled scientist grapples with personal and scientific challenges.”
—Foreword Clarion Reviews