Synopses & Reviews
A literary, genre-bending novel full of heart
Cult comic book creator Debbie Reynolds Biondi has been riding the success of her Cold War erainspired superhero series, Sputnik Chick: Girl with No Past, for more than 25 years. But with the comic book losing fans and Debbie struggling to come up with new plotlines for her badass, mutant-killing heroine, she decides to finally tell Sputnik Chick s origin story.
Debbie s never had to make anything up before and she isn t starting now. Sputnik Chick is based on Debbie s own life in an alternate timeline called Atomic Mean Time. As a teenager growing up in Shipman s Corners a Rust Belt town voted by Popular Science magazine as most likely to be nuked she was recruited by a self-proclaimed time traveller to collapse Atomic Mean Time before an all-out nuclear war grotesquely altered humanity. In trying to save the world, Debbie risked obliterating everyone she d ever loved as well as her own past in the process.
Or so she believes . . . Present-day Debbie is addicted to lorazepam and dirty, wet martinis, making her an unreliable narrator, at best.