Composite Creatures


How close would you hold those you love, when the end comes? And what would you do for your own survival?

“Hardaker creates her dystopian world of poisoned soil and privatized health with prose that feels as precise and clinical as her subjects’ lives. Highly recommended.”
– Booklist, Starred Review

File Under: Science Fiction [ Teratoma for One | Nine Lives | Cell Patchwork | Till Death ]

In a society where self-preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co-exist in domestic bliss. Though they hardly know each other, everything seems to be going perfectly – from the home they’re building together to the ring on Norah’s finger.

But survival in this world is a tricky thing, the air is thicker every day and illness creeps fast through the body. The earth is becoming increasingly hostile to live in. Fortunately, Easton Grove have the answer, a perfect little bundle of fur that Norah and Arthur can take home. All they have to do to live long, happy lives is keep it, or her, safe and close.