The Blue Kind is a dystopian novel about a young woman seeking to escape a vicious, endlessly repeating cycle. The novel won the Midwest Independent Publisher’s award for science fiction.

“..first-novelist Born transports us to a sprawling city in a grimly dystopian world…a metaphysical fever dream. Born, an art journalist, uses altered states question our perceptions of self, freedom, and purpose. Irony, parody, and homage, including echoes of William Burroughs and of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, abound in this darkly fascinating, heart-rending mind-bender. By agilely combining a touch of literary fantasy and acute emotional realism, Born succeeds in creating a strikingly atmospheric, suspenseful, imaginative, and compassionate novel.”

— Donna Seaman, Booklist