Help find a book: one's personality is written on the body
September 27, 2018 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Newer Novel. Genre: science-fiction/literary.

A novel, came out within the past year. The premise is something like: your future/your true character appears on your arm/other body part and can't be removed. That is all I can remember.

Thanks for the help!
posted by Cwell to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Book of Joan?
posted by something something at 1:52 PM on September 27, 2018


It wouldn't happen to be Temper by Nicky Drayden, would it?

Edit: ooop, nope, you said sci-fi and that's fantasy. Sorry!
posted by bridgebury at 1:53 PM on September 27, 2018


That loosely describes The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerard. Here's an excerpt.
posted by Wobbuffet at 4:17 PM on September 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


Epiphany Machine -- that's it! Thank you!
posted by Cwell at 4:28 PM on September 27, 2018


Not the particular story you are looking for but along vaguely similar lines you might enjoy Theodore Sturgeon's short story The Graveyard Reader.
posted by Nerd of the North at 3:45 PM on September 29, 2018


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