Virtual Panel: Alison Stine, Jeff VanderMeer, and Joan He

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel event featuring top cli-fi authors Alison Stine (Trashlands), Jeff VanderMeer (Hummingbird Salamander), and Joan He (The Ones We're Meant to Find)! Cli-Fi, or climate fiction, is fiction that deals with climate change and global warming, and these authors will talk about their most recent titles, writing in the genre, and more. This event is virtual, free, and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

Register for the event on Crowdcast here:

In Trashlandsa few generations from now, the coastlines of the continent have been redrawn by floods and tides. Global powers have agreed to not produce any new plastics, and what is left has become valuable: garbage is currency. Amid the polluted landscape, Coral does something that seems impossible in this place: Coral makes art. When a reporter from a struggling city on the coast arrives in Trashlands, Coral is presented with an opportunity to change her life. But is it possible to choose a future for herself? Alison Stine grew up in rural Ohio and now lives in Colorado. Her first novel, Road Out of Winter, won the 2021 Philip K. Dick Award. Recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Geographic, she has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.

Hummingbird Salamander is a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in. When security consultant “Jane Smith” receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit that holds a taxidermied hummingbird and follows the clues with it, she sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control. Jeff VanderMeer is the author of Hummingbird Salamander, Dead Astronauts, Borne, and The Southern Reach Trilogy, the first volume of which, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a movie by Alex Garland. He speaks and writes frequently about issues relating to climate change as well as urban rewilding. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, on the edge of a ravine, with his wife, Ann VanderMeer, and their cat, Neo.

The Ones We're Meant to Find is a gripping and heartfelt YA sci-fi with mind-blowing twists. Set in a climate-ravaged future, Joan He's beautifully written novel follows the story of two sisters, separated by an ocean, desperately trying to find each other. Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still, on occasion, loses her way. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that stories were her favorite kind of art. She studied psychology and Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the city waterfront. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find and Descendant of the Crane, her young adult debut novel.

 Register for the event on Crowdcast here:

Event date: 

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual, via Crowdcast
Trashlands By Alison Stine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778311270
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Mira Books - October 26th, 2021

The Ones We're Meant to Find By Joan He Cover Image
By Joan He
ISBN: 9781250258564
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021

Hummingbird Salamander: A Novel By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374173548
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: MCD - April 6th, 2021