By Tom Dowse
Designed by P.G. Howlin’
Co-published by Koroula SF and Studio Operative
Gob Fauna collects together 5 short stories set in an unsettling near-future landscape of undervalued service work even more precarious than our own.
The environs and characters are uncanny; the over-zealous middle management, pervasive surveillance and disposable humanity of late capitalism have prevailed and bloomed.
Interspersed throughout the texts are stark lino-cut images that appear as icons or talismans of the disregarded or broken while also depicting the persistent life forms surviving despite relentless hostility.