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Fran Wilde and Ada Palmer at Volumes Bookcafe on October 3 at 7pm

October 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Join author Fran Wilde and author and historian Ada Palmer as they read from and discuss their lateset novels, CLOUDBOUND and TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING, for another installment of Volumes’ IN CONVERSATION series!

Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, UPDRAFT, won the 2015 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, and was received with critical acclaim. Her short stories have appeared in ASIMOV’S, NATURE, and BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES. Wilde also blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Books, and for the popular social-parenting website GeekMom. She lives in Pennslyvania with her family. Find out more at: franwilde.wordpress.com.Her newest novel, CLOUDBOUND is the anticipated sequel of UPDRAFT.

Ada Palmer is a professor in the history department of the University of Chicago, specializing in Renaissance history and the history of ideas. She is also a composer of folk and Renaissance-tinged a capella music, most of which she performs with the group Sassafrass. Her first novel, TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING, has been called “a thrilling feat of speculative worldbuilding, on par with those of masters like Gene Wolfe and Neal Stephenson” by Jason Heller at NPR and Booklist calls it “richly detailed and ambitious.”


October 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Volumes Bookcafe
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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