Fiction. In Ultravioleta, a variety of space travelers -- some clones, some humans, some robots, some aliens who are called "I," and a number of hybrids of the above -- travel around time and space, think, talk, have a dinner, and eventually get on board a paper ship called Ultravioleta. A couple of the main characters may or may not plummet into the center of Europa, after which the I's may or may not go extinct. "ULTRAVIOLETA is in the first place a mind that is spacious, with spangled depths on the order of William Blake and Phillip K. Dick. Our Mental Travelers are shining, friendly, off-hand and amorous astronauts, humans, monsters, aliens, and constructions, and they move through the galaxy on wings of a consciousness that is more than permeable...[Moriarty] has invented a new kind of tale in which the materiality of language and the magic of story combine in ever more wondrous agreements"—Robert Glück.
Laura Moriarty's recent books are PERSONAL VOLCANO (2019), Verne & Lemurian Objects (2017), The Fugitive Notebook (2014), WHO THAT DIVINES (2014), A TONALIST (2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007, and the novel ULTRAVIOLETA (2006). Her awards include Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Award in Literature and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in Richmond, California.Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA