by Tania Hershman
A mesmerising collection of short stories focussed on the world of science and technology
Tania Hershman is a former science journalist turned short story phenomenon. Her previous collections have attracted enormous praise and in this one she invites us to sample what life is like at the cutting edge of technology, where the future appears to be rushing ever faster to meet our present. Whether writing about genetics, laboratory etiquette, art and experimentation, or the simplest molecules that make up our myriad world, the stories exude the power of her precision prose. Ranging from poignant cameos and unlikely viewpoints to the most complex decisions humans can make, these extraordinary vignettes gently challenge our world view as we careen toward the unknown and ask us to assess what we wish to retain of ourselves, what to jettison, and what we hope to attain when we get there.
Stories from this, her third collection have been heard on Radio 4 and Radio 3.
UK Publisher: Unthank Books, May 2017
Foreign rights contact:Allison Devereux, Wolf Literary Services
Film/TV rights contact: Rachel Crawford, Wolf Literary Services
This beguiling collection of writing defies categorisation and is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Some Of Us Glow More Than Others is like a 21st century Edgar Allen Poe meets Margaret Atwood, with a sprinkling of Ursula Le Guin. The bright and sometimes eerie thread of science runs through it, reminding us of our fundamentally biological nature, and illuminating the boundaries between us and technology.”—Farrah Jarral, broadcaster and doctor
Hershman’s quirky observations, often funny, focus on small-scale human oddities, anxieties and misunderstandings… This informal style seems intended to capture – as Shelley said we never could – the moment when the fading coal of the imagination is awakened to transitory brightness.”—Hal Jensen, Times Literary Supplement, on My Mother Was An Upright Piano
Hershman writes with such passion and playfulness, the pain and the fear and the hope woven through her stories hits all the harder. The result is beautiful, funny and quietly devastating.”—Nicola Walker, actress, on My Mother Was An Upright Piano