"N is for Nanomachine"
Pushcart Nominated and WSFA Small Press Award Shortlisted
Genetically-altered residents of a volcanic desert are left to suffer and die as nanomachines terraform the world around them in "N is for Nanomachine", available in A is for Apocalypse.
"A planet of synthetic people (it would be reductive to use ‘beings’) face an inevitable extinction at the hands of the human race, who created them in the first place. It is told from the perspective of a scientist, a painter (who together are a couple), a poet, a composer and the head of state. Through letters from each of these characters you are given access to the beautiful aspects of life, which makes the inescapable climax all the more unbearable." - Sabotage Reviews