An Evening with N.K. Jemisin

April 3, 2020

Tickets are required; $30.17 for access to the exclusive virtual event + one copy of The City We Became and signed bookplate

Tickets are available here


N.K. Jemisin's in-person event for The City We Became has, unfortunately, had to be canceled, but we are pleased to be able to offer you access to an exclusive virtual event streamed live. You'll get a chance to hear about The City We Became and ask Jemisin questions. Only ticket-holders will have access-plus, you will still receive a copy of the book, with an option to sign up for a signed bookplate from Orbit during the event.
The virtual event will take place at the same time as the original event, 7pm on Friday, April 3rd. Tickets are still available through Eventbrite. If you have already purchased a ticket and would like to request a refund, you may do so through Eventbrite. However we hope you choose to join us in celebrating The City We Became! All ticket purchases help support the author, Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, and the publisher.
If you are UC San Diego student, faculty, and staff, send us your email address here for free access to the conversation. (Books with signed bookplates available for purchase through Mysterious Galaxy here.)
---- Original Announcement ---
We are thrilled to welcome N.K. Jemisin, Hugo Award-winner, New York Timesbestselling author, and former instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops, 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 
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