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Fragile butterfly wings over the Arctic ice...

A human transplanted inside a giant monarch butterfly body roams an Earth scarred by climatic changes. He checks out pockets of survivors and reports for his industrial masters, who live in lavish palaces rolling over the Arctic synthetic ice. The monarch is undestructible, as long as he keep to the rarefied altitudes. But can he stay indifferent to the suffering going on under his wings?

A compelling ecological tale by multiple awards-winning Canadian SF author Michèle Laframboise.


Publisher: Echofictions
Reviews:Maria Haskins on Maria Haskins wrote:

“A gripping and harrowing tale… rich in vivid, evocative details.”

Sam Tomaino on SFRevu wrote:

"Ice Monarch" by Michèle Laframboise. Our narrator has survived the ultimate global warming disaster by selling out to the new lords of the Earth....
A well done tale.

Karen Burnham  on Locus wrote:

This story does an excellent job of balanc­ing the power dynamics, technological advances, and human stories that will shape the world in the next century.

on Quoi de neuf sur ma pile:

« Monarque des Glaces », de Michèle Laframboise,
sans doute le plus beau texte, crépusculaire, triste, et tragique.