Join us on Thursday, April 22nd at 7 PM Eastern for a visit from breakout debut author Elly Bangs, in conversation with Kameron Hurley about her novel Unity
! The event is free, open to all, and captioned. RSVP on Eventbrite here
Evoking the gritty cyberpunk of Mad Max and the fluid idealism of Sense8, Unity
is a spectacular new re-envisioning of humanity. Breakout author Elly Bangs has created an expressive, philosophical, science-fiction thriller that expands upon consciousness itself.
Danae is not only herself. She is concealing a connection to a grieving collective inside of her body. But while she labors as a tech servant in the dangerous underwater enclave of Bloom City, her fractured self cannot mend. In a desperate escape, Danae and her lover Naoto hire the enigmatic ex-mercenary Alexei to guide them out of the imploding city. But for Danae to reunify, the three new fugitives will have to flee across the otherworldly beauty of the postapocalyptic Southwest. Meanwhile, Danae's warlord enemy, the Duke, and a strange new foe, the Borrower, already seek them at any price.
was raised in a New Age cult and once rode her bicycle alone from Washington State to the Panama Canal. She lives in Seattle, where she spends her days fixing machines and her nights writing short stories, novellas, and novels—usually speculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and uncategorized weirdness—with a thematic emphasis on longing, heartbreak, and the grim fate of humankind. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, and others, and she's a graduate of Clarion West (class of 2017). Learn more about her at elbangs.com
, where you can find her Story Premise Bot as well as A Pocket Guide to Nuclear War Survival & Preparedness
is an award-winning author and trained historian specializing in the future of war and resistance movements. Hurley is the author of The Light Brigade
, The Stars are Legion
and the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution
, as well as the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Locus Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine
and numerous anthologies.
Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Writers Digest, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Bitch Magazine,
and Locus Magazine.
Hurley currently lives in Ohio, where she's cultivating an urban homestead.