An Evening with N.K. Jemisin

April 3, 2020


April 3, 2020  


MET Auditorium

UC San Diego

Tickets are required; $30.17 for one or two seats + one signed copy of The City We Became

Tickets are available here


We are thrilled to welcome N.K. Jemisin, Hugo Award-winner, New York Times bestselling author, and former instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops, to UC San Diego on April 3 in celebration of her new novel, The City We Became. Hosted by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in partnership with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Jemisin will read from her latest and answer questions, with a signing to follow. Shelley Streeby (Professor at UC San Diego and Director of the Clarion Workshop) will introduce Jemisin.

About the novel:

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

N. K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards.

Praise for The City We Became:

"N. K. Jemisin has captured the living, breathing soul of New York City in a way that only a writer of her skill can. The City We Became is a masterpiece that plays by no rules-beautiful, musical, joyfully weird, and as impossibly fantastical as it is deeply true."—Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

"The City We Became is a raucous delight, a joyride, a call-to-arms, a revolution with plenty of dancing. Eat your heart out, Lovecraft."—Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"The greatest fantasy novelist currently writing turns her magnificent eye and ear and heart on New York City, and the result is every bit as full of love and rage and crazy compelling characters as my beloved city deserves."—Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-Winning author of Blackfish City


To UCSD from I-5 North/South:
    1. Exit onto La Jolla Village Drive West
      (from I-5 North - turn left; from I-5 South - turn right)
    2. Turn right onto Villa La Jolla Drive
      1. Up the hill about 0.3 miles (stay in left lane as the right lane must turn)
    3. Go past the first light
      (the VA center is on your right)At the next signal light, drive straight into the Gilman Parking Structure.
    4. Park in any open Visitor parking spaces and purchase a parking permit (see below) from one of the parking kiosks.
    5. Walk across parking lot P602 and the ceremonial green lawn to the Medical Education - Telemedicine (MET) building.
Interactive UCSD Map

The Medical Education-Telemedicine (MET) building is shown as the "Telemedicine" building in the Visitor map (Bldg #845).
Click to ZOOM in on the School of Medicine to identify the specific buildings and the Gilman Parking Structure (Bldg #783).
You can also SEARCH for the building in the left column to locate it: click Buildings > School of Medicine > Medical Education and Telemedicine.

parking permit is always required Monday through Friday at all UCSD parking lots. While there are a limited amount of parking spaces near the Telemedicine building, attendees are recommended to park in the Gilman Parking Structure (read the "Pay Station permits" section). Single day parking permits are $16 and can be purchased from any Permit Pay Station inside the Gilman Parking Structure. The Permit Pay Stations accept exact cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.


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