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Virtual Event - Ray Nayler, discussing THE MOUNTAIN IN THE SEA with Robin Sloan

Event date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 6:00pm

Ray Nayler in discussion with Robin Sloan
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How to Order a Signed bookplate* from Ray Nayler

  1. Add THE MOUNTAIN IN THE SEA to your cart.

  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!

*A bookplate is essentially a signed sticker that is separate from the book itself, meaning that the book is not directly signed.  Once you receive your bookplate, you are free to affix it to your book, or wherever you see fit to do so.*

About the Authors
’s critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST: 35 YEARS OF THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION. For nearly half his life, he has lived and worked outside the United States in the Foreign Service and the Peace Corps, including a stint as Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer at the U.S. consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. He will serve as the international advisor to the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

ROBIN SLOAN’s first novel, MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, was a NEW YORK TIMES Best Seller, translated into more than twenty languages. His latest novel, SOURDOUGH, was published in 2017. With his partner Kathryn Tomajan, Robin produces California extra virgin olive oil under the label Fat Gold.



Humankind discovers intelligent life in an octopus species with its own language and culture, and sets off a high-stakes global competition to dominate the future.

Rumors begin to spread of a species of hyperintelligent, dangerous octopus that may have developed its own language and culture. Marine biologist Dr. Ha Nguyen, who has spent her life researching cephalopod intelligence, will do anything for the chance to study them.

The transnational tech corporation DIANIMA has sealed the remote Con Dao Archipelago, where the octopuses were discovered, off from the world. Dr. Nguyen joins DIANIMA’s team on the islands: a battle-scarred security agent and the world’s first android.

The octopuses hold the key to unprecedented breakthroughs in extrahuman intelligence. The stakes are high: there are vast fortunes to be made by whoever can take advantage of the octopuses’ advancements, and as Dr. Nguyen struggles to communicate with the newly discovered species, forces larger than DIANIMA close in to seize the octopuses for themselves.

But no one has yet asked the octopuses what they think. And what they might do about it.


The Mountain in the Sea: A Novel By Ray Nayler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374605957
Published: MCD - October 4th, 2022

Sourdough (with Bonus Story
ISBN: 9781250869692
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Picador - September 6th, 2022

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (10th Anniversary Edition): A Novel By Robin Sloan, Paul Yamazaki (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robin Sloan, Paul Yamazaki (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781250870292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - October 4th, 2022