One of the works of imagination of the kind Ursula K. Le Guin urged as necessary in her brilliant National Book Award remarks two years ago is embodied in Seattle writer Nisi Shawl’s luminous, visionary novel, Everfair (TOR). This book re-visits and re-writes some of Africa’s most tragic history, specifically Belgium’s brutal colonization of the Congo. “With Everfair, Nisi Shawl not only redraws the steampunk map, she reworks history itself … Everfair embodies wonder: both technologically, as is familiar to fans of the genre, and in the matters of possibility and hope. Nisi Shawl has breathed new, extraordinary life into the genre. An adventure of epic proportions awaits!” - Fran Wilde. “Everfair is a remarkable novel, an intense reimagining of historical events. The extraordinary Nisi Shawl brings her characters to life, giving them unique voices and passions and stories. Besides: who can resist airships?” - Vonda K. McIntyre.  

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122