Set in the 2080s, Every Version of You by Australian novelist Grace Chan explores timely sci-fi questions around what it means to be human in a life increasingly spent online. It follows a young couple who work, socialise and travel through neural avatars in hyper-immersive utopia, who are faced with an ultimatum between an authentic past and digital future. An Aurealis and Norma K Hemming Award–nominated writer, Grace talks about an assured debut described as Never Let Me Go meets Black Mirror, with a dash of Murakami surrealism.
Supported by the City of Parramatta.
Grace Chan (Australian)
Grace Chan is a speculative fiction writer. She has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards, Norma K. Hemming Award, and Viva la Novella. Her short fiction can be found in Clarkesworld, Going Down Swinging, Aurealis, and many other places. Her debut novel, Every Version of You, explores change, love, and loss through virtual reality and mind-uploading (Affirm Press, 2022). In her other life, she works as a psychiatrist.