Everina Maxwell - Ocean's Echo in conversation with Ann Leckie and Ryka Aoki (Virtual Event)

Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 1:00pm

Saturday, November 5, 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling and Alex Award winning author,
Everina Maxwell,
who will discuss the highly anticipated stand alone novel set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit,
Ocean's Echo,
on our YouTube & Facebook Live Page at 1pm CT / 2pm ET on November 5th.
Everina Maxwell will be in conversation with sci-fi author superstars
Ann Leckie & Ryka Aoki.
Join us on our YouTube & Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
 
 
Everina Maxwell is the author of Winter's Orbit. She lives and works in Yorkshire, where she collects books and kills houseplants.
 
Ryka Aoki (she/her) is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist whose books include He Mele a Hilo and two Lambda Award finalists, Seasonal Velocities and Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul. Ryka's work has appeared or been recognized in publications including VogueElleBustle, Autostraddle, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. Her poetry was featured at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and she was honored by the California State Senate for "extraordinary commitment to the visibility and well-being of Transgender people."
 
Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Ocean's Echo is a stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds, set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit.

Rich socialite, inveterate flirt, and walking disaster Tennalhin Halkana can read minds. Tennal, like all neuromodified "readers," is a security threat on his own. But when controlled, readers are a rare asset. Not only can they read minds, but they can navigate chaotic space, the maelstroms surrounding the gateway to the wider universe.

Conscripted into the military under dubious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a duty-bound soldier, principled leader, and the son of a notorious traitor general. Whereas Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. Like all other neuromodified "architects," he can impose his will onto others, and he's under orders to control Tennal by merging their minds.

Surit accepted a suspicious promotion-track request out of desperation, but he refuses to go through with his illegal orders to sync and control an unconsenting Tennal. So they lie: They fake a sync bond and plan Tennal's escape.

Their best chance arrives with a salvage-retrieval mission into chaotic space--to the very neuromodifcation lab that Surit's traitor mother destroyed twenty years ago. And among the rubble is a treasure both terrible and unimaginably powerful, one that upends a decades-old power struggle, and begins a war.

Tennal and Surit can no longer abandon their unit or their world. The only way to avoid life under full military control is to complete the very sync they've been faking.

Can two unwilling weapons of war bring about peace?

 

Booklist (10/01/2022):
*Starred Review* Maxwell's latest is queer romantic sf and a truly original story. It is also a triumphant return to the same universe as her best-selling debut, Winter's Orbit (2021), though this novel stands alone. It follows the growing bond between privileged and self-sabotaging Tennalhin Halkana and by-the-book Lieutenant Surit Yeni. Tennal has run away from military service for his entire life, only to be conscripted after embarrassing his powerful family one too many times. Tennal is ordered to sync with Surit because both men are neuromodifed--Tennalhin is a "reader" who can not only read minds but can navigate chaotic space, and Surit is an "architect" who can mentally force others to follow his directives. Syncing is a way for a powerful architect to bring a dangerous reader in line. But such control comes at a great cost--once synced, the bonded pair must stay within proximity of each other forever or face certain death. When Surit learns Tennal is being forced into the sync, he may rebel against an order for the first time in his life. Writing fantastically memorable characters, Maxwell masterfully draws out a rich and complicated story which explores military incursions, familial ties, and the impact of secrets revealed. COPYRIGHT(2022) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

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Books: 
Ocean's Echo By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250758866
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Tor Books - November 1st, 2022

Winter's Orbit By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250758842
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Tor Books - December 28th, 2021

Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

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Provenance By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388658
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - July 10th, 2018

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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316246620
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2013

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316246651
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - October 7th, 2014

Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch #3) By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316246682
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2015

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The Raven Tower By Ann Leckie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388702
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2019

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