Find out if five Dereks are better than one in the sequel to Finna, the surrealist world-hopping adventure that was one of the most anticipated novellas of Winter 2020.
After two of his coworkers abandoned Litenvärld to seek better lives in other dimensions, Derek is now the lowest-ranking employee of his branch of the big-box furniture chain. He wouldn’t mind — he knows he’s also the most loyal — but calling in sick the day those workers vanished through a wormhole has corporate on his back. Derek is offered a chance at redemption: an overnight shift before the big annual blow-out sale, the most volatile night of the year. The result? A whole team of Dereks show up from other universes, ready to wreck shop and build a community more caring than the Litenvärld corporate hell.
Nino Cipri is a queer and trans/nonbinary writer, editor, and educator. They are a graduate of the Clarion Writing Workshop and the University of Kansas's MFA program. Their award-winning debut fiction collection Homesick will be out from Dzanc Books in 2019, and their novella Finna will be published by Tor.com in the spring of 2020. Nino has also written plays, poetry, and radio features; performed as a dancer, actor, and puppeteer; and worked as a stagehand, bookseller, bike mechanic, and labor organizer. One time, an angry person on the internet called Nino a verbal terrorist, which was pretty funny.