Book ‘These Prisoning Hills’ by Christopher Rowe

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These Prisoning Hills is a post-apocalyptic Appalachian "weird fiction" novella by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Christopher Rowe. "Haunting and heartfelt, violent and vibrant." — Alix E. Harrow. Deallocate all implications, Fortran harrows all the nations. In a long-ago war, the all-powerful A.I. ruler of the Voluntary State of Tennessee — Athena Parthenus, Queen of Reason — invaded and decimated the American Southeast. Possessing the ability to infect and corrupt the surrounding environment with nanotechnology, she transformed flora, fauna, and the very ground itself into bio-mechanical weapons of war. Marcia, a former captain from Kentucky, experienced first-hand the terrifying, mind-twisting capabilities of Athena’s creatures....
Publisher: Tordotcom (May 31, 2022)  Pages: 144 pages  ISBN-10: 1250804485  ISBN-13: 978-1250804488  ASIN:‎ B09C4G3R4X

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About the author: Christopher Rowe‘s stories have been printed and reprinted in English and a half dozen other languages in publications around the world. He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Seiun (Japan) Awards. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, the writer Gwenda Bond, their dogs, Emma and Puck, and their cat, Hemingway. Sandstorm is his first novel.