ARIC MCBAY is an organizer, a farmer, and author of four books, including, most recently Full Spectrum Resistance (2019), a two-volume guide to direct action. He writes and speaks about effective social movements, and has organized campaigns around prison justice, Indigenous solidarity, pipelines, unionization, and other causes. Kraken Calling is his first novel. You can find his work at www.aricmcbay.org.
“McBay’s passion combined with the tale’s escalating stakes and
adrenaline-fueled conflict will reel in readers and hold them
An urgent call to action cloaked in a sprawling dystopian debut.”
"Political and climate activist McBay makes his fiction debut with this dystopia exploring a resistance movement via two alternating time lines. In 2028, disparate activist groups both clash and collaborate in an attempt to stem the tides of climate change and fascism. In 2051, the failures of the previous generation have allowed a fascist pseudo-government to come to power, and an underground resistance is the only hope of ending the oppression of the York Emergency Authority and its “triage” system. . . With an almost instructional focus on the inner workings of political resistance, Kraken Calling is both a cautionary tale and an inspiring call to action that will appeal to left-leaning readers seeking to create social change." — Booklist