The Art of Broken Things




“Few things are more enjoyable or disturbing than a Joanne Anderton story. They feel like reality with the gravity turned off and, freed from those surly bonds, you float. But beware: broken things lurk in the darkness of space, earth, sea – and they’re hungry.” — Angela Slatter, award-winning author of All the Murmuring Bones

A marriage dissolves in the middle of a spacewalk…

A lonely robot searches for the remains of a long-lost child…

An empty nester is haunted by victims of the bushfires that surround her home…

These are tales of breaking and rebuilding, falling apart and being put back together.

The stories in The Art of Broken Things blur the line between genres to explore some of our deepest, most fundamentally human concerns: what does it mean to build a family? And what are we willing to sacrifice, to keep that family together?

From multiple award-winning author Joanne Anderton comes a new collection of dark science fiction, horror and weird.

“Joanne Anderton is a master of the uncanny. Each of her stories is like a torch shone into the dark crevices of the imagination, and you may not always like what they reveal: terror, wonder, and a strange, dark beauty. Highly recommended.” — Helen Marshall, author of The Migration

“Joanne Anderton’s stories are deeply atmospheric and powerfully engage the heart and the mind. She imagines futures both dark and entirely too possible, with characters you will come to know intimately. One of this generation’s most talented writers, this collection showcases an author firing on all cylinders.” — Alan Baxter, author of The Gulp and Devouring Dark

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Product Details:

Author: Joanne Anderton

Publication Date: January 21, 2022


Paperback: $15.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total price: $18.95

Electronic: $5.95

Print Length: 186 pages

Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone