Mini Review: “We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow: and Other Stories” by Margaret Killjoy

Release Date: September 20, 2022
Publisher: AK Press
Genre: Anthologies

Description

Spaceships, man-eating mermaids, swords, demons, ghouls, thieves, hitchhikers, and life in the margins.Margaret Killjoy’s stories have appeared for years in science fiction and fantasy magazines both major and indie. Here, we have collected the best previously published work along with brand new material. Ranging in theme and tone, these imaginative tales bring the reader on a wild and moving ride. They’ll encounter a hacker who programs drones to troll CEOs into quitting; a group of LARPers who decide to live as orcs in the burned forests of Oregon; queer, teen love in a death cult; the terraforming of a climate-changed Earth; polyamorous love on an anarchist tea farm during the apocalypse; and much more. Killjoy writes fearless, mind-expanding fiction.

My Thoughts

Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is one of those I will always be sad that we never got more of. Two novellas is not enough! I don’t know who I have to yell at, but I want a series as long as the Dresden Files and a TV deal. 

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow collects 21 previously published short stories. If you are an avid reader of speculative short fiction (like I am), you have probably read many of these before. There were several that were only published on patreon, so this was a nice opportunity to read some of her work that was new to me. Every story in this collection is fire, although I think my favorites were the titular story, in which the lone survivor of a teenage death cult tries to outwit the ghouls that plan to kill her, and “It Bleeds, It Burrows, It Breaks the Bone” about a Millennial being hunted and haunted. 

Perfect for readers of horror, urban fantasy, and gothic fiction, as well as speculative fans who like their fiction with sharp teeth and brass knuckles.

Buy it at Bookshop.org (affiliate link)

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