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SF STL Events

Introducing SF STL, a new science fiction and fantasy author event series presented by Left Bank Books and Archon!

Wednesday, February 20, 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Jasper Fforde, Early RiserLeft Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with bestselling author of the Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Early Riser!

Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

"Charlie's journey . . . is so absorbing, and Fforde's wit so sharp, the reveal that the narrative is also a commentary on capitalism comes across as a brilliant twist . . . Whip-smart, tremendous fun, and an utter delight from start to finish." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Early Riser from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!

Past Events

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in conversation with Ann Leckie
Wednesday, April 19, 2018
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Charles Soule – The Oracle Year
in conversation with Van Allen Plexico
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
Tor #FearlessWomen:
Tessa Gratton, Sue Burke,
and K. Arsenault Rivera
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Sabaa Tahir - A Reaper at the Gates
in conversation with Setsu Uzumé
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
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in conversation with Sheyna Gifford
Monday, August 27, 2018
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Marina LestetterMarina Lostetter - Noumenon Infinity
in conversation with Tom Carpenter

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Joseph Fink - Alice Isn't Dead
in conversation with Chavisa Woods
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Early Riser: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670025039
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - February 12th, 2019