Review of The Caduca in the Morning Star

‘Another writer who knows how to make far-future, spacefaring stories leap from the page is Elaine Graham-Leigh, whose glitteringly good debut novel The Caduca (Conrad Press, £9.99) is an action-packed story about neocolonialism, the blood-soaked cynicism of liberal intervention and a resistance movement divorced from the people and trapped in a cycle of pointless violence and self-indulgent martyrdom.’

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/c/sci-fi-and-fantasy-june-21-2021

More reviews of The Caduca

Sean Sheehan at The Fantasy Hive says that it ‘spins an engaging tale that resonates with contemporary issues around legacies of colonialism, resistance and the treachery of politicos’, while David Gee says ‘there are echoes of Frank Herbert’s magisterial Dune saga, which sets Graham-Leigh up there with the giants of the genre.’

Thanks, both!

Book launch for The Caduca – Friday 26th March, 7pm

Come to my online book launch, with the All Good Bookshop, and hear me talk about the politics of the novel and what it all means.

Friday 26th March, 7pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81325453819?pwd=UnliNkFFNXNHZGEwVWV4ZXYyTXdaUT09

Meeting ID: 813 2545 3819
Passcode: 880298

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361965998158089

If you can’t wait, here’s me talking about The Caduca on the Conrad Press Youtube channel.

Marx and the Climate Crisis

From the youth climate strikes to the Green New Deal, climate change has moved up the political agenda. Marx’s analysis of capitalism provides the basis for understanding how the system’s destructiveness is driving the climate crisis.

Elaine Graham-Leigh shows how Marx’s ideas explain the climate breakdown and how we can create a society that protects both people and planet. This is a manifesto for system change as well as an account of why humanity faces its greatest crisis.

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