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All the Animals on Earth

by (author) Mark Sampson

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
Humorous, Literary, Dystopian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
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HR manager Hector Thompson is sure of two things: he hates change and science fiction. But then lurid green streamers fill the sky from an escaped experiment and birds and animals begin to change and grow. It's an apocalypse. Or is it? Now detail-oriented pigeons are project managers and dependable dogs build housing. In a mix of imagination and wry social commentary, Sampson takes his Everyman on a road trip across a remarkable vision of America as he finds his role in this strange new reality.

About the author

Mark Sampson is the author of five previous books: the novels The Slip, Sad Peninsula and Off Book; the short story collection The Secrets Men Keep; and the poetry collection Weathervane. Mark has published many short stories and poems in literary journals across Canada. He is a frequent book reviewer for Quill & Quire, Canadian Notes & Queries and other publications. Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, he currently lives and writes in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

"Overall, All the Animals on Earth is a fun read that honestly reveals a lot to the reader about the unrefined aspect of humans. It is worth reading if you are looking for a good laugh, or even some fairly serious soft sci-fi."


"This book is a perfect mixture of humor and stark emotion to make it an enlightening read which reflects our times right now. Reading it – and turning off the TV and the Internet – feels like it gives a bit of perspective to our situation right now. We are not alone with our fears and dreads and if Hector Thompson can deal with his changes in his rushed reality, perhaps we can too."

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