“The Necessity of Stars”
by E. Catherine Tobler (Published by Neon Hemlock)
Nominated for Best Novella in 2021
Plagued by the creeping loss of her memory, diplomat Bréone Hemmerli continues to negotiate peace in an increasingly climate-devastated world. The Necessity of Stars brings the alien Tura to Bréone’s Normandy garden, a place removed from the world’s ruin. Within the garden’s shadows, Tura will show Bréone a way forward, even if she can’t remember it.
The Necessity of Starsby E. Catherine Tobler is a thoughtful tale of memory loss, politics and climate change.