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The Language of Corpses

By: TT LINSE, Published by SALIX

named amongst Kirkus Reviews' Top 100 Indie Books of 2021

The year is 2728, and instantaneous travel is possible by gating from one body to another on any of 300 human-inhabited worlds.


On Cecrops, Jazari wants to escape her boss, a crime lord, and figure out why she’s always heard voices in her head.


On Corvus, Eala is a scientist studying the mammal-like taktak who wants to understand their telepathic abilities.


In the outer reaches of the Sol system, ZD777 wakes from cryo, alone on a frozen asteroid that is about to explode. Chance throws them together, and they have to figure out not only how to save themselves but also a mystery with implications for the future of humankind.

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Publisher:  SALIX  (Sept. 2020)

Pages:      474

ISBN: ‎       1953694004


"Linse’s prose is crisp and writing lush. She endows her characters with distinct personalities and considerable depth, and her wild imagination gives their individual stories a distinct flavor. The labyrinthine plotting enchants, and the exhilarating ending sets up the stage for the exciting future installments. Linse’s convoluted storytelling and substantial characterization make it a perfect read for lovers of morally serious, highly intricate space opera fiction. This hard-edged, brilliantly imaginative science fiction tale is as complex as it is thought-provoking. Readers will be wowed."- The Prairie Books Review

"Love triangles, political intrigue, the nature of intelligence, virtual immortality, and gating that allow people to teleport into deep space keep the story intriguing as it wends its way to the exciting, gratifying ending.  This intricate, deeply imaginative work of hard science-fiction is a knockout."   - Bookview Review

"Linse masterfully integrates her characters’ struggles with their fears, insecurities and inner turmoil into a sweeping, optimistic portrait of humanity’s ability to survive in the face of disaster." — Lit & Coffee, 5 star rating

 "Fans of gritty, character-driven science fiction will find much to love in Linse’s work" - Booklife

In the Media

Interview with TT LINSE & BookView, on The Language of Corpses and Linse's Writing Style

Named Amongst Kirkus Reviews' Top 100 Indie Books of 2021, Kirkus Magazine December 2021 Issue
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