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Seaweed Rising

Rob Magnuson Smith

Seaweed Rising by Rob Magnuson Smith

Beneath the sea, over millennia, sentient beings await our final mistakes: soon they will make their move.

Manfred, an amateur seaweed collector, is convinced that algae are taking over the human race. Haunted by his past, Manfred falls in love with Nora, who has her own troubled history with seaweeds.

From a Cornish fishing village to the Spanish coast, up to the blinding glacial landscape of the Arctic, human society falls under the microscope in this genre-bending existential drama.

RRP: £17.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781914518287
Publication Date: 16/11/2023
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Rob Magnuson Smith
Rob Magnuson Smith is a novelist, short story writer, and academic based in Cornwall. His debut novel The Gravedigger won the Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner Award. His second, Scorper, was...


‘Wonderfully strange. At once a moving love story and an ecological reverie of Ballardian intensity.’

Nicholas Royle

‘Funny and grim and like nothing you have read before. Effortlessly original.’

Richard Francis

‘Truly weird and wonderful, sad and eerie.’

Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life

‘Wonderfully unsettling. You'll never look at seaweed the same way again.’

Ben Smith, author of Doggerland