Tuesday • September 6 • 7pm
U District store
In 2009, Nisi Shawl decided to take on the steampunk genre by bringing to it that which she found missingdiversity. This fall, her highly-anticipated novel reimagines the genre and the colonization of the Belgian Congoif the natives had learned about steam technology earlier. In her alternate world, a plot of land purchased from King Leopold II becomes a safe haven for native populations, escaped slaves, and mistreated Africans. And through their stories, Shawl gives voice to those who were silenced long ago, turning one of the worst human rights disasters into a captivating exploration of complex relationships and possibility. Join us the day the book comes out for this special reading, signing, and discussion of Everfair with Shawl.
Nisi Shawl is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. She is the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's SF Magazine, Strange Horizons, and numerous other magazines and anthologies.
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