The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

, #1

Paperback, 112 pages

English language

Published by Publishing.

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5 stars (1 review)

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic."

Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit — in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer — begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they’re going to save the town — or get out alive.

“Intelligent and fiercely imagined.” —Alan Moore “A dark story of the human need for power.” —Eileen Gunn “Daring anti-fantasy.”— Nick Mamatas “A unique bite of punk culture.” — Delilah S. Dawson “Important, thought-provoking…thrilling ride.” —Lewis Shiner “Always vivid.”—Tobias Buckell “As relatable as it is harrowing.” —Leanna Renee Hieber “Utterly engrossing…it refuses to let you go.” —Mur Lafferty

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Good fun I might say.

5 stars

After The Dispossessed, it was nice to read another "anarchist fiction", but with some queerness in it this time. Two completely different kind of stories of course, but both enjoyable. While TD focus is on a bigger scale, Killjoy narrates the story of a chosen family. It was fun to see the not-at-all-subtle voice of the publisher, especially when queer-related content ended up being "explained". This world is so boring.