In his astonishing debut Annex, up-and-coming speculative fiction author Rich Larson turns the alien invasion novel inside out and crafts one of the most affecting young protagonists since Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker.
At first it is a nightmare. When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed.
Then it is a dream. With no adults left to run things, Violet and the others who have escaped capture are truly free for the first time. They can do whatever they want to do. They can be whoever they want to be.
But the invaders won’t leave them alone for long…
This thrilling debut by one of the most acclaimed short form writers in science fiction tells the story of a young trans girl who must find a way to fight back against the aliens who have taken over her city.