The Sisters Sputnik: A Novel

May 17, 2022|
The Sisters Sputnik: A Novel by Terri Favro
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  • A sci-fi adventure with a lost story at its heart, similar to Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. Heavily influenced by superhero comic books and strips, the novel will appeal to fans of Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Natalie Zina Walschots’s Hench.
  • The “synthetics” in the novel are based on real robots that the author saw at Carnegie Mellon and other universities while researching her pop science book, Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation.
  • The Sisters Sputnik can be read as a standalone novel and also as a sequel to Sputnik’s Children, which was longlisted for Canada Reads 2020 and shortlisted for the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Adult Fiction, and received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.
  • Favro combines four genres intelligently and entertainingly: comic books, apocalyptic, AI apocalypse, and time travel.
  • Both The Sisters Sputnik and Sputnik’s Children are influenced by Favro’s Italian-Canadian heritage, especially her grandmother’s years in New York City of the early 20th century. Her family history formed part of the narrative for a 2019 LuLu Films/TeleLatino Network documentary about Italian-Canadians at Ellis Island, where Favro appeared as an on-screen guide and storyteller.


  • Fans of Sputnik’s Children
  • Readers of the sci-fi/fantasy genre
  • Readers of apocalyptic fiction
  • Boomers and those who grew up in the ‘atomic age’
  • Comic book/superhero fans (especially of tongue-in-cheek series like Guardians of the Galaxy)
Raised in Niagara wine country, Terri Favro grew up with an electrician father who worked with the first factory robot and built his own robots at home. The experience fueled Favro’s lifelong love of science fiction, comic books, and space exploration. A novelist, storyteller, essayist, and graphic novel writer, Favro is also an award-...
Title:The Sisters Sputnik: A Novel
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:May 17, 2022
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770416086

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