Cover image for 'Situation Normal' by Leonard Richardson'

Leonard Richardson's 2020 novel Situation Normal is a science-fiction satire about ordinary people caught up in a galactic war.

"A triumph: madcap and trenchant, dancing on the precise meridian between funny and weird, with a wild, imaginative boldness that reinvents space-opera from the gravity well up."
- Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother, co-editor of Boing Boing, IP activist
"A fast-paced romp reminiscent of Kurt Vonnegut channeled through the wild inventiveness of Charles Stross and the irreverent political attitude of Cory Doctorow."
- Don Vicha, Booklist (starred review)
"Seamlessly blending serious subject matter with humor, this book shines a light on today's issues in a way that will have readers laughing one minute and wanting to cry the next."
- Elisabeth Clark, Library Journal

You can read a free excerpt (PDF version). If the story grabs you, you can order a DRM-free ebook or paperback directly from the publisher.

The ebook edition is also available through Kobo, Nook, Chapters Indigo, or Amazon; the paperback is available from bookshop.org, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

You might also enjoy Constellation Games, Leonard Richardon's first novel, and "Four Kinds of Cargo" the 2012 short story that serves as a direct prequel to Situation Normal.


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