A Sci-Fi Double-Bill with Cory Doctorow and Ada Palmer
Wednesday 8th November 18:30 at London - Gower Street
Gower Street and Head of Zeus are delighted to present a very special Science Fiction double-bill with award-winning Sci-Fi heavyweight Cory Doctorow and critically acclaimed newcomer Ada Palmer. Join them as they speak to Gower Street’s Glyn Morgan about their new books.
About the Books
Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway: a multi-generational SF thriller about the momentous changes coming in the next hundred years, from revolution and war to love and the end of death.
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do. But there is another way. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter – from a computer, there is little reason to toil within the system. So, like thousands of others in the mid-21st century, the three of them turn their back on the world of rules, jobs, the morning commute and... walkaway.
'The darker the hour, the better the moment for a rigorously imagined utopian fiction. Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of. A wonderful novel' William Gibson
Ada Palmer’s first book in Terra Ignota Quartet, Too Like Lightning, won the Compton Crook Award and was shortlisted for the Hugo Award for Best SF Novel.
The year is 2454. Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument of some of the world's most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order. But Mycroft has his own secrets. He is concealing a much greater: a thirteen-year-old boy called Bridger. For how will a world that has banished God deal with a child who can perform miracles?
'The kind of science fiction that makes me excited all over again about what science fiction can do' Jo Walton
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