Monday, February 18, 7pm
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th St.
Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with Nebula Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders, who will sign and discuss her new novel, The City in the Middle of the Night!
The bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future. 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. But fate has other plans —and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world.
“Like a classic from another timeline…This book has notes of Ursula K. LeGuin and Philip Pullman.” —Robin Sloan, author of Sourdough
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The City in the Middle of the Night from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!
A free, secure and well-lit parking lot is located directly across from the Mad Art Gallery event space. It can accommodate up to 100 cars. Plus, on-street parking in the neighborhood is also free.