One of the most richly imagined, and realized, debut novels of recent years was that made by Zachary Mason with The Lost Books of the Odyssey. He is here tonight with something else as intense, dense, nimble, and brilliant with his new novel, Void Star (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Forms of intelligence are at work here.

"Code becomes flesh in Zachary Mason's sentences. He shows us the near future of technological experience, where death becomes a 'stillness in memory,' and God is a pattern of numbers. This is the best and most beautiful book about computers since Neuromancer." —Michael Clune.

"Void Star is an extraordinary novel. The hallucinatory beauty of the prose is matched only by the book's velocity and mystery, and the story—of mortality, memory, and what it means to be human—holds all the force and power of mythology." —Emily St. John Mandel.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122