Lisa L. Hannett i(61 works by) (a.k.a. L. L. Hannett)
Writing name for: Lisa Bennett
Gender: Female
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Awards for Works

Lament for the Afterlife 2015 single work novel fantasy

'No one knows when the war against the greys began. There are theories, speculations, but the only certainties are air-raids, abductions, and inner city explosions. Assaults are endless, swift and lethal; the enemy's stealth unsurpassed. Whispers have circulated for centuries, thoughts spinning from minds in visible wordwinds, clear for all to read, to wield, to steal. Where are the greys? When will they next strike? How can you attack something you can't see? And secretly, fearfully: Are the greys even real?

'Spanning decades, Lament for the Afterlife follows one man as he negotiates the hostile territory of life after combat. Peytr Borysson comes from a long line of soldiers, but isn't born for fighting. His 'wind is better shaped for poetry than bullets. Even so, at sixteen he follows the local boys into battle - and never quite leaves. Interweaving Peytr's struggles with those of his family, Lament for the Afterlife takes readers to the frontlines and far beyond, telling a story of ordinary people persisting in extraordinary circumstances.

'A novel of human survival, guilt, and the devastating power of memory, Lament for the Afterlife examines the physical and psychological distances we travel when beliefs are threatened - or held too tightly.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Novel
Heirloom Pieces Apex Magazine , February no. 69 2015 single work short story horror science fiction
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Short Story
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