Silverfish is a syncretic tour-de-force that recombines elements of Afrofuturism, sci-fi, and wartime fiction with linguistic and literary theories to issue a dire warning about what happens when we choose to pretend our past never happened, thereby ensuring that we stumble blindly into a future we've already lived. Part prophecy, part literary collage, and part social justice remix, it's a wholly immersive, intertextual sojourn. More than just a damning indictment of our contemporary moment, Silverfish is fiction written both for and after the end of history.
About the Author
Rone Shavers is a writer who publishes in multiple genres. His fiction has appeared in various journals, including Another Chicago Maga‐ zine, Big Other, Identity Theory, PANK, and The Operating System. Shavers' non-fiction essays and essay-length reviews have appeared in such diverse publications as American Book Review, BOMB, Electronic Book Review, Fiction Writers Review, and The Quarterly Conversation. Shavers has been awarded artist-in-residence fellowships to the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops, the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Arts Foundation, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. He teaches courses in fiction and contemporary literature at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Silverfish is his first novel.