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Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, to an American father and a Canadian mother. He has since lived in Grande Prairie, Alberta, studied in both Edmonton and in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked in a small Spanish town outside Seville. He currently writes from Ottawa, Canada.
His speculative fiction has been translated into Polish and Italian, featured on io9, and appears in numerous Year's Best anthologies.
Rich has received the Dell Award and Rannu Prize for Writers of Speculative Fiction, while his literary short work has been nominated for both the Pushcart and Journey Prize. He was a semifinalist for the Norman Mailer Poetry Prize. Alongside writing, he enjoys soccer, basketball, foreign languages, travel, sketching, and pool.
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.