Athena's Choice

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Pub Date 18 Jan 2019 | Archive Date 11 Nov 2020
Thinker Books, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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What if a viral pandemic put women in charge of the planet?

"One of the Best Books of 2019"
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Winner of the 2019 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction.

Winner of the 2019 Maxy Award for Science Fiction.

Shortlisted for the 2020 Publisher's Weekly Selfie Award.

Recipient of the indie B.R.A.G. Medallion.

Finalist for the 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

Finalist for the 2019 NIEA for Science Fiction.


Athena Vosh lives just like any other teenager from the year 2099. She watches reality shows with her friends, eats well, and occasionally wonders to herself: what would life be like if men were still alive?

It has been almost 50 years since an experimental virus accidentally killed all the men on earth. However, a controversial project is currently underway to bring men back. There's just one catch. The project has been sabotaged.

So begins Athena's Choice. When the police of 2099 are tasked with finding the saboteur, they receive a mysterious command to investigate the otherwise innocuous Athena Vosh. After it becomes clear that the young girl might know more than she lets on, Athena is brought in to participate in the official investigation. Simultaneously, the girl begins to experience a series of cryptic dreams featuring a ruined library and an old book containing the saboteur’s true identity. As the police close in on their prize, Athena finds herself on a journey of her own. Her clue-filled dreams and incorruptible spirit bring her face-to-face with a pair of forgotten truths about happiness and gender. The world waits to see if men will return as Athena fights a separate battle, culminating in the choice that will define her and others' lives forever. 

What if a viral pandemic put women in charge of the planet?

"One of the Best Books of 2019"
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Winner of the 2019 National Indie Excellence Award for Visionary Fiction.

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Advance Praise

"Boostrom’s tale is fueled by sharp dialogue and challenging ideas, and it’s an invigorating read in an age of political and cultural division....A daring book that will stay in readers’ minds long after the final page."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Boostrom’s tale is fueled by sharp dialogue and challenging ideas, and it’s an invigorating read in an age of political and cultural division....A daring book that will stay in readers’ minds long...


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