Sofia and The Utopia Machine


Shortlisted for the 2017 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

“A bold and fantastical work that posits a new cosmology within which a science-fictional vision of Singapore is rendered in dystopian terms. It’s a work that would sit perfectly on any Young Adult speculative fiction shelf, with its fast-paced and childlike sense of adventure.” –Cyril Wong, author of The Last Lesson of Mrs de Souza

Sofia's father has been missing for seven years, and her controlling mother doesn't understand her. She attends a good school and lives in a nice Midlevel flat, but she's always felt like something was missing. When she unlocks the gateway to a whole new utopia, the truth comes crashing down around her—about her stratified society, her scientist parents, and her own existence.