In this debut collection of body-horror fairy tales and mid-apocalyptic Catholic cyberpunk, memory and myth, loss and age, these are the tools of storyteller Jarboe, a talent in the field of queer fabulism. Bodily autonomy and transformation, the importance of negative emotions, unhealthy relationships, and bad situations amidst the staggering and urgent question of how build and nurture meaning, love, and safety in a larger world/society that might not be “fixable.” This includes such tales as "The Nothing Spots Where Nobody Wants to Stay" and "The Seed and The Stone" as well as original fiction.


Julian K. Jarboe is a writer and sound designer from Massachusetts. More of their work can be found at


"Throughout, Jarboe melds tenderness, humor, and righteous anger into insightful tales of characters navigating the margins of society. Readers are sure to be blown away." - ​Publishers Weekly, starred review 


"This slim collection of only 222 pages draws on myth, fairy tale, apocalyptic visions of the future — capitalism and climate change gone further awry, and a necessary dose of dark humor." - The Seattle Review of Books

Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian K. Jarboe

  • Lethe Press 2020

    New paperback

    204 pages