Sci Fi Book Club: American Hippo

In 2017 Sarah Gailey made her debut with River of Teeth and Taste of Marrow, two action-packed novellas that introduced readers to an alternate America in which hippos rule the colossal swamp that was once the Mississippi River. Now readers have the chance to own both novellas in American Hippo, a single, beautiful volume.

Years ago, in an America that never was, the United States government introduced herds of hippos to the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This plan failed to take into account some key facts about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

By the 1890s, the vast bayou that was once America's greatest waterway belongs to feral hippos, and Winslow Houndstooth has been contracted to take it back. To do so, he will gather a crew of the damnedest cons, outlaws, and assassins to ever ride a hippo. American Hippo is the story of their fortunes, their failures, and his revenge.

"Man-eating hippo mayhem is my new favorite mayhem. Gailey's debut is a gift of violent, unexpected glee and I can't wait for more capers with Winslow Houndstooth and Ruby the stealth hippo." ―Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author

"This hippopotamus epic is just as preposterously fun as you could possibly have hoped ― but it's also a brave, clever alternate history. River of Teeth packs one hell of a gold-plated bite." ―Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

“Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.” ―Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive

 

Hugo Award-winning and bestselling author Sarah Gailey is the author of the novels The Echo Wife and Magic for Liars. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they won a Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Their fiction credits also include Vice and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was a 2018 finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250176431
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Published: Tordotcom - May 22nd, 2018

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