Fonda Lee and Emily Suvada
Jade City and This Mortal Coil (ORBIT)
Monday • November 13 • 7pm
U District store
Reading & Book Signing
Authors Fonda Lee and Emily Suvada join us for a discussion of their latest works.
In Lee's new book Jade City family is duty, magic is power, honor is everything, and jade is the lifeblood of the island. For centuries it has been used to enhance magical abilities and protect Kekon. But a new generation is rising to power and ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation.
In This Mortal Coil, Suvada's breathtaking debut series, a girl goes on a quest for answers in a genetically and technology advanced future. Three billion lives are at stake and two people can save them. The secret, is hidden in their DNA.
Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of the YA science fiction novels Zeroboxer and Exo. Born and raised in Canada, Lee is a black belt martial artist, a former corporate strategist, and action movie aficionado who now lives in Portland, Oregon with her family. Jade City is her adult debut.
Emily Suvada was born in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. Her interest in science and tech never waned, particularly in genetic engineering and the question of what it means to be human. She thought it would be fun to explore these interests through characters running for their lives in a futuristic hellscape, so she wrote This Mortal Coil. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen.