Author Robert Repino Is Here To Talk To You About Mort(e)

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In March, the io9 book club read Robert Repino's Mort(e). Today, from 11:00 am - noon (Pacific time) he'll be here to answer your questions about post-apocalyptic tales, animals in fiction, and anything else you want to know.

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Start asking Repino your questions in the comments section right now and he'll answer as many as he can while he's here. Please be polite!

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Want to find out more about the io9 book club? You can check out our past meetings here. This month, we'll be reading reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

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DISCUSSION

annaleenewitz
Annalee Newitz

One of the things I loved about this novel was that there was never any "gotcha" moment where we discover that the animals are just like humans — because, in fact, the animals' main goal is to basically take over the role of people and become just like us. The depressing part is that this left me with the sense that there is no real alternative to the horrors of humanity.

My question is whether you think that Mort(e)'s relationship with Sheba provides us with an alternative to all the authoritarianism and suffering we see elsewhere in the story? Did you try to make it a counterweight to the dystopian tale? Or do you view their relationship as having darker elements too?