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Aftermath
Chuck Wendig
Dhalgren
Samuel R. Delany
Jackals
Charles L. Grant

Saints

Saints - Gene Luen Yang Saints, on the other hand, tells the story of the rebellion from the other side. This time, Yang invents a character named Four-Girl (the word for "four" in Chinese is a homophone for "death," and because of her family's superstitions, she's never given a real name) who has a poor home life, and finds some solace in Christianity. She doesn't adopt Christianity for its religion, but to better embody her devilish nature, which her family tells her she has. She practices making a face whenever people look at her, to warn them that she's like a demon, and for them to stay away. When she hears people in her own culture refer to Christians as demons, she believes this is a better way to have people stay away from her.