Longlisted for the 2023 Stella Prize

Every Version of You – Grace Chan

Fiction · Affirm Press

About the Book



Grace Chan is a speculative fiction writer and psychiatrist. Her writing explores brains, minds, technology, relationships, and identity. Her short fiction can be found in ClarkesworldLightspeedGoing Down SwingingAurealisAndromeda Spaceways, and many other places. She has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards, the Norma K Hemming Award, and Viva la Novella. Her debut novel, Every Version of You, is about staying in love after mind-uploading into virtual reality (Affirm Press, 2022).

“Chan’s portrayal of everyday life in a technopolis is refreshing in its quiet ambition.”

– 2023 Stella Prize Judges

About the Author


Grace Chan

Grace Chan is a speculative fiction writer and psychiatrist. Her writing explores brains, minds, technology, relationships, and identity. Her short fiction can be found in ClarkesworldLightspeedGoing Down SwingingAurealisAndromeda Spaceways, and many other places. She has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards, the Norma K Hemming Award, and Viva la Novella. Her debut novel, Every Version of You, is about staying in love after mind-uploading into virtual reality (Affirm Press, 2022).

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Reviews 

Every Version of You is generous in its propositions; if not hopeful for humankind, it speaks of the indeterminate value of the human soul.” – Megan Cheong, Meanjin

“With an intriguing blend of cli-fi, philosophy of mind and transhumanist themes, Grace Chan’s novel delivers striking science fiction steeped in absurdity and dystopian menace.” – Fiona Capp and Cameron Woodhead, The Age

“Where a lesser novel might set up an existential showdown between the devil we know and the one we don’t, Every Version of You asks us to make peace with the ambiguities within ourselves.” – Alan Vaarwerk, Kill Your Darlings

Links

Listen to Grace Chan on ABC Radio National’s The Book Show

Read an interview with Grace Chan on Liminal

Hear Grace Chan on The Regular Podcast with Words and Nerds

Judges’ Report


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