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Salon with Charlie Jane Anders

  • Gabriella Cafe 910 Cedar St. Santa Cruz CA (map)

Join us for an evening of fine dining and literary reading followed by a discussion with Catamaran contributor and best selling author Charlie Jane Anders to celebrate her new novel The City in the Middle of the Night.

Dinner at 6:00pm followed by a reading and discussion at 7:00pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Reservations are required. Please phone Gabriella Cafe to make your reservation at: (831) 457-1677


Book description:

January is a dying planet--divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead, after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans--and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.

About the author:

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky, which won the Nebula, Locus and Crawford awards and was on Time Magazine's list of the 10 best novels of 2016. Her Tor.com story "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award and appears in a new short story collection called Six Months, Three Days, Five Others. Her short fiction has appeared in Catamaran, Tor.com, Wired MagazineSlateTin HouseConjunctionsBoston ReviewAsimov's Science FictionThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionMcSweeney's Internet TendencyZYZZYVA, and several anthologies. She was a founding editor of io9.com, a site about science fiction, science and futurism, and she organizes the monthly Writers With Drinks reading series. Her first novel, Choir Boy, won a Lambda Literary Award.

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