Speculative Fiction: Mythologies, Magic, and Time Travel

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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S.A. Chakraborty (City of Brass), Katherine Locke (The Girl with the Red Balloon), and Lana Popovic (Wicked Like A Wildfire) discuss their works of supernatural and futuristic fiction.

Why Should You Attend?

“This lyrical historical fantasy debut brings to vivid life the ancient mythological traditions of an Islamic world… Chakraborty’s grasp of Middle Eastern history, folklore, and culture inspires a swiftly moving plot, richly drawn characters, and a beautifully constructed world that will entrance fantasy aficionados.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Locke’s debut is an intricately plotted historical thriller with elements of science fiction and magical realism… a sensitive exploration of the long-lasting effects of war and subjugation, especially on marginalized people. … This sophisticated, unusual work is likely to appeal to fans of World War II and Holocaust fiction, as well as those who like their history with a tinge of romance and magic.”—School Library Journal

“Readers will be captivated by [Popovic’s] entrancing writing, evocative setting, and distinctive supernatural worldbuilding, and will eagerly await the second book in this planned duology.”—Publishers Weekly