I’ll be finishing up my book tour in the magical city of Portland, where all the riot grrls in my novel probably moved after they left graduate school. I’ll be reading, signing books, and answering all your questions about riot grrl time travelers, how I invented a fake band for the novel, and why 19th century belly dancers are the original punk rockers. You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
I’ll be talking about themes from my novel, signing books, and answering all your questions about time travel, nineteenth century train schedules, alternate history riot grrl angst, and how Anthony Comstock destroyed feminism from beyond the grave. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase here.
I’ll be reading at the American Writers Museum, and joined in conversation by the awe-inspiring Dan Sinker, creator of legendary zine Punk Planet. We’ll be talking about alternate history of the punk scene, 19th century Chicago, and what it all means. Plus I’ll sign books and answer all your questions! You can get tickets here ($12 for the public; free for members of the Museum).
I’ll be at the iconic Cambridge bookstore where I used to spend all my time when I was studying at MIT. You can listen to me read, make me sign your books, and ask me anything you want about academic time travel politics, alternate histories of punk rock, and Spiritualist sex radicals of the late nineteenth century. I’ll be in conversation with the incredible critic, poet, and Harvard professor Stephanie Burt! RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
Music and science fiction are often used as escapist entertainment. But they are also powerful ways for us to create community and imagine the future. In this panel, five authors and publishers talk about how music fits into their speculative writing about oppression and liberation. Topics will include alternate worlds, recreating lost histories, and building a revolution you can dance to.
Come hear about all this from me and these amazing panelists: Sarah Pinsker (A Song for a New Day), Amal El-Mohtar (“Seasons of Glass and Iron” and This Is How You Lose the Time War), Elizabeth Keenan (Rebel Girls), and Bill Campbell (Rosarium Publishing, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond).
Event is free and open to all. RSVP here!
Lawrence is an amazing town, and I’m excited to return there to visit its fantastic public library and read to you, sign some books, and answer all your questions about time travel, dealing with abusive parents using science, and belly dancer politics in the nineteenth century. See you there! You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
I’m not gonna lie: Borderlands is my favorite bookstore in the universe because it is glorious. It’s San Francisco’s literary home for science fiction, fantasy, and horror! Come see me read, sign books, and answer every question you have about changing the timeline, municipal bureaucracy in the Nabataean Kingdom 2,000 years ago, and burlesque dancers at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
I’ll be part of the Mountain View Public Library’s “SciFi September” series. I’ll be talking about my new novel, as well as how my science journalism inspires my fiction—and vice versa! Come find out how I got a paleontologist to tell me what trilobites would taste like, and what physicists told me about realistic time travel. You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
I’ll be at San Diego’s enchanting science fiction bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, reading from my novel, signing, and answering questions about time machines, feminist geology, and why the moralist Anthony Comstock brought a steamer trunk full of dildos to Congress in the mid-19th century. Join me and learn more! You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
This is going to be a cool event, because I’m joined at the legendary Skylight Books by Sean Carroll, the legendary Cal Tech cosmologist who writes about the origins of spacetime and the universe and small topics like that (his latest is Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime). He was the person I called when I wanted to include time machines in my novel, and I converted almost all of his advice into the mechanics of time travel in the world of The Future of Another Timeline. I’ll do a short reading and then Sean and I will talk about why time travel is such a great literary device—even if it’s not terribly good science. You can RSVP via Eventbrite (event is free).
I’ll be at wonderful D.C. bookstore doing a reading, signing books, and answering all your questions about time travel, late nineteenth century belly dancers, and how Harriet Tubman became a U.S. senator. Come out to say hi and learn new things! RSVP at Eventbrite (event is free).
I’ll be at one of New York’s greatest bookstores, The Strand, to celebrate the launch of my book. There will be a short reading, and then I’ll be in conversation with author Lux Alptraum (Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex—and the Truths They Reveal). Plus I will sign books! Or your face! Whatever you want! Please RSVP through The Strand. Admission is a $15 gift certificate at The Strand, or $27 for a signed copy of the hardback.