Next week, I’ll having a conversation with the brilliant Ada Palmer about her debut novel, Too Like the Lightning (from Tor). Her scholarship on Renaissance reception of Classical knowledge is impeccable, but she’s also the author of a complex, innovative, work of speculative fiction, the first of four books, just released last week.
Instead of doing a reading, she invited me to engage her in dialogue around the work, her vision of both future and past, and how she brings her wildly diverse interests together in fiction. I like to think I’ll be playing Simplicius to her Salviatus.
I do have a lot to say about the book, but you’ll have to come to her launch at 6:00 PM at 57th St. Bookstore, in Chicago, next Monday. Here’s the Facebook event.
In the meantime, here’s what NPR reviewer Jason Heller has to say about Too Like the Lightning.
See you on Monday!