They (Faber Editions)

They (Faber Editions)

Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2022
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They (Faber Editions)
Dsytopian Marmite
I have been sitting on this review for a short while now, (so apologies to Faber who provided me with a readers copy for the delay) and I think the title I... READ MORE
Sam Thompson
They (Faber Editions)
This book is short and beautifully formed, and as previously mentioned by others it is definitely a story that will stay with me for a while. Well-written ... READ MORE
Chelsea Reid
They (Faber Editions)
Genuinely chilling folk horror
I think this is one of those books that's going to linger with me for a while. There's not much to it. Literally, in that it's novella-length at best - and... READ MORE
Jess Woo
They (Faber Editions)
Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me a copy of They. The ambiguity surrounding THEM, the others, those that do not want people to live as in... READ MORE
They (Faber Editions)
Strange and Chilling
THEY presents a starkly beautiful reminder of how far those of a solitary and artistic disposition will go to protect beauty and creativity. I rather enjoy... READ MORE
Carys W.
They (Faber Editions)
A Sequence of Unease
They is a deeply unsettling episodic novella with a very post-war English, almost pastoral, dystopian setting. While the prose is exceptionally sparse, b... READ MORE
Steve at Banbury
They (Faber Editions)
Book's tagline - "A Sequence of Unease" - certainly sums it up
A collection of short stories set in a dystopia where a mysterious group, "They", who menace, attack and 'cure' anyone who doesn't conform to their ideals ... READ MORE
Selena, Guildford


Introduced by Carmen Maria Machado, the radical dystopian classic, lost for forty years: in a nightmarish through-a-glass-darkly Britain, they are coming closer . 'I remembered how they began, a parody for the newspapers. No one wrote about them now.'

Life on the windswept Sussex coast goes on as it has for centuries. But this is England through-a-glass-darkly. They are coming closer. It begins with a dead dog, shadowy footsteps, confiscated books. The National Gallery is cleared; motorway checkpoints demarcate Areas; the Art Centres are raided. The surviving writers, artists, and thinkers become cultural refugees, preserving their crafts, creating, loving, and remembering. But as subversives are gleaned by military surveys, cured of identity, desensitised in retreats, they make it easier to forget...

Lost for over forty years, Kay Dick's They is an electrifying literary artefact. As enigmatic as a nightmare, it is a cry from the soul against censorship and conformity, a radical celebration of queerness and self-expression - and a warning.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571370863
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 115g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm

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They (Faber Editions)
First of all, let me advise you not to read the foreword until after reading the novel - WHY must writers of forewords give away so much?? Why not have an ... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond
They (Faber Editions)
Well I had seen all the hype...
So this has recently been rediscovered... and I've seen lots of great things about it, so I just had to bag myself a copy. Only around 100 pages so this wa... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
They (Faber Editions)
Dystopia without a protagonist to root for
I... did not enjoy this book. I guess with a subtitle "A sequence of unease" it's very much a case of Reader Beware. I requested to read this as I love a... READ MORE
Nichola Homer
They (Faber Editions)
Haunting novel
This is a dark dystopian novel that will stay in the recesses of your mind for some time.Originally written as a series of short stories and placed togethe... READ MORE
Melanie Greaves