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Kundo Wakes Up

Saad Z. Hossain

Kundo Wakes Up

Kundo Wakes Up is a companion to Saad Z. Hossain's Ignyte and Locus Award-nominated novella The Gurhka and the Lord of Tuesday that Publishers Weekly called “a whirlwind story that cleverly blends genres and finds humor and pathos in human failure.”

Hundreds of miles away from the techno-utopia of Kathmandu, the all-powerful, all-seeing AI known as Karma has gone silent, leaving the dying city of Chittagong—along with all its remaining residents—to continue its inexorable crumble into the sea.

Kundo, once a famous artist with the Karma points to prove it, misses his wife, who left him one year and two hundred thirty-six days ago—and then disappeared. When Kundo uncovers more inexplicable disappearances, he embarks on a journey that will take him through an overwhelming maze made up of Chittagong’s neighborhoods, the hidden backrooms of video game parlors, the depths of cyberspace, and into the realm of the djinn themselves.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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e-Book
On Sale: 03/15/2022
ISBN: 9781250823939
ISBN10: 1250823935
0.00 x 0.00 inches , 160 Pages

Trade Paperback

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Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250823922
ISBN10: 1250823927
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 208 Pages

About the Author

Saad Z. Hossain writes in a niche genre of fantasy, science fiction and black comedy which, on the balance of it, very few people actually want to read. Practical evidence aside, he has powered on...

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REVIEWS

“Cyberpunk, high fantasy, climate catastrophe and, at its heart, a compelling story about broken people finding each other and a way to become whole again.”—Samit Basu

Praise for The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesdsay

"Hossain spins satire out of myth and science fiction in the near-future postapocalyptic paradise of Kathmandu. . . . Compact and quippy, this is a whirlwind story that cleverly blends genres and finds humor and pathos in human failure."—Publishers Weekly

"In the space of this slim novel are elements of buddy comedy, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, and philosophy . . . . [An] entertainingly madcap story that asks what it means to be a citizen and what equality really looks like."—Kirkus

"Saad Z. Hossain continues to blow through the flimsy walls of genre like a whirlwind with The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, sweeping science-fiction, fantasy, myth, and satire into the wildly imaginative vortex of his ever-expanding fictional universe of alternate djinn-history and futures. Hossain's wit and wry compassion create a vision of humanity's hurtling path through time and space as both farcical and epic, leaving a blazing trail of casualties and wonders."—Indrapramit Das