Release date 26 March 2021
Book 7 of the Harvester Series
Brazilian Speculative Fiction.
Fourteen stories, ranging from science fiction to weird, mixing future scenarios (on and off-Earth) and alternate realities, but in fact, they are essentially about one thing: love and its malcontents.
A man who refuses to let death erase the memories of his loved ones; two time-travellers leaping through the aeons in a literal love-and-death relationship; a murderer in love with the ghost of his prey - and more.
What would you do for love? What lengths, in space and time, would you go to? These characters have done it all.
Love. An Archaeology
“This collection is pure ideas, pure imagination, it not only lives up to that promise, but exceeds it exponentially... It is such a joy to read something so surprising. I haven’t felt this giddy reading anything in so long.” Paul Jessup
"The stories are unique and self-contained but the theme of love and loss and principles of Buddhist thought trace their way through many of them. Some are short, some longer, but all are thought provoking." PL on Goodreads
"This is a strange and wonderful collection moving through themes of time, desire, family, and possibilities. There’s a dreamlike quality to much of it, especially toward the beginning, but also lingering throughout, with characters trying to claw their way through, to survive, to strive for a better world, sometimes able to take control of their lives, sometimes not, but always revealed beautifully by the author. I definitely recommend checking out all of the stories in this one!" Quick Sip Reviews 3/19/21
"Though the majority of the stories in the collection were written and published originally in English, they still exude an aura of being cultural hybrids. While the characters and plot do contribute, Fernandes’ English also adds to that flavor. Though technically correct, he often turns his phrasing in a way that feels slightly off from that of a native speaker. And that is absolutely wonderful, fitting perfectly with the unexpected turns of his stories, and those moments of surreal wonder particularly found in his forays into New Weird.This is a debut collection that literary speculative fiction fans should not pass up, and I believe they will look forward to seeing more from him in the future as much as I do." Reading 1000 Lives