A mysterious outbreak robs certain people of their ability to sleep, creating a new class that is feared and ostracized—but also able to capitalize on the extra hours to earn more money. Jamie Vega, a reporter by day and hobby collector by night, discovers a new obsession when his boss commits suicide. He wants to know why. And in the process he uncovers a startling truth about what it means to be Sleepless.
Publisher: Erewhon Books
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Manibo neatly dissects the drawbacks of capitalist demands on society in this taut near-future procedural. It’s smart, high-tech noir.
- Publishers Weekly
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Victor Manibo is a Filipino speculative fiction writer living in New York. As a queer immigrant and a person of color, he writes about the experiences of people who live these identities as they navigate messy, imaginary worlds. Aside from fiction, he also spins fantastical tales in his career as a lawyer. He lives in Queens with his husband, a dog and two cats. His debut science fiction novel, The Sleepless, comes out Summer 2022 from Erewhon Books. Find him online at victormanibo.com or on Twitter @victormanibo.
Tags: Adult, LGBTQIA+, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction/SFF, Thriller, BIPOC