This book has been a favorite of Kelly's since its release! We're excited to welcome Will McIntosh to Fountain!
In the future, love is complicated and death is not necessarily the end. Love Minus Eighty follows several interconnected people in a disquieting vision of romantic life in the century to come.
Rob, who accidentally kills a jogger, then sacrifices all to visit her
in a cryogenic dating facility, seeking forgiveness but instead falling
Veronika, a shy dating coach, finds herself coaching the very woman who is stealing the man she loves.
Mira, a gay woman accidentally placed in a heterosexual dating center
near its inception, desperately seeks a way to reunite with her frozen
partner as the years pass.
In this daring and big-hearted novel based on the Hugo-winning short story, the lovelorn navigate a world in which technology has reached the outer limits of morality and romance.
"How do we keep on connecting in our ever-growing maze of social
technologies? How can love succeed in the techno-surround we've trapped
ourselves in? These are the questions Will McIntosh explores in this
tightly plotted tangle of love stories. The stirring result casts a
clear and knowing eye on our current society, from the best viewpoint of
all: the future."
-New York Times bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson on Love Minus Eighty
Will McIntosh’s debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, was a finalist for both a Locus award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. His second novel, Hitchers, was published in 2012 by Night Shade Books. He is a frequent contributor to Asimov’s, where his story “Bridesicle” won the 2010 Reader’s Award, as well as the 2010 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. His third novel, Love Minus Eighty (based on “Bridesicle”) will be published by Orbit books in June, 2013. Will recently moved to Williamsburg, Virginia with his wife Alison and twins Hannah and Miles. He left his position as a psychology professor in Southeast Georgia to write full time, and still teaches as an adjunct, at the College of William and Mary.