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Catastrophone Orchestra reviewed by Seams & Story

The blog of activist, wanderer, and author Wren Awry has published a glowing review of our book Catastrophone Orchestra:

In my favorite story, “Pearls Before a Sandhog,” Catastrophone turns the Horatio Alger-style, rags-to-riches trope on its head. In it, a young boy from the tenements has been given an incredible educational opportunity, which is threatened when he is called to help his family and community.

For readers interested in anarchist/radical fiction, The Catastrophone Orchestra is worth a read. By blending steam punk genre fiction with anarchist themes, the writers push what it means to tell an ‘anarchist’ story. To borrow a phrase I recently learned and love, this book is anachro-anarcho at its finest.

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