R.B. Lemberg in discussion with Ada Hoffmann
A Virtual Event!
This virtual event with R. B. Lemberg and conversation partner Ada Hoffmann is free to attend! We are offering signed bookplates for this event!
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What is a bookplate?
A bookplate is an autographed sticker that can then be put in the book! Though your book won’t be directly signed, bookplates allow us to host long-distance authors for our virtual events.
About the Authors
R. B. LEMBERG is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe to the U.S. R. B.’s Birdverse novella THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES (Tachyon, 2020) was a finalist for the Nebula, Ignyte, Locus, and World Fantasy awards and was an Otherwise Award honoree. R. B.’s poetry memoir EVERYTHING THAWS was published by Ben Yehuda Press in 2022. Their stories and poems have appeared in LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE’S QUEERS DESTROY SCIENCE FICTION!, BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES, WE ARE HERE: BEST QUEER SPECULATIVE FICTION 2020, SISTERS OF THE REVOLUTION: A FEMINIST SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY, and many other venues. You can find R. B. on Twitter at @rb_lemberg, on Patreon at http://patreon.com/rblemberg, and at their websites rblemberg.net and birdverse.net.
ADA HOFFMANN is the author of the space opera novels THE OUTSIDE and THE FALLEN, as well as dozens of speculative short stories and poems. She is an autistic self-advocate, an adjunct professor of computer science, a former semi-professional soprano, tabletop gaming enthusiast, and LARPer. She lives in eastern Ontario.
About THE UNBALANCING
Beneath the waters by the islands of Gelle-Geu, a star sleeps restlessly. The celebrated new starkeeper Ranra Kekeri, who is preoccupied by the increasing tremors, confronts the problems left behind by her predecessor.
Meanwhile, the poet Er gra Lil n, who merely wants to be left alone, is repeatedly asked by their ancestor Sember to take over the starkeeping helm. Sember insists upon telling Lil n mysterious tales of the deliverance of the stars by the goddess Bird.
When Ranra and Lil n meet, sparks begin to fly. An unforeseen configuration of their magical deepnames illuminates the trouble under the tides. For Ranra and Lil n, their story is just beginning; for the people of Gelle-Geu, it may well be too late to save their home.