Speculative Book Club: "The Mimicking of Known Successes" by Malka Older

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The Speculative Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 4th & Wednesday, June 5th at 7:30pm to discuss The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older! For questions about this meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

The Mimicking of Known Successes presents a cozy Holmesian murder mystery and sapphic romance, set on Jupiter, by Malka Older, author of the critically-acclaimed Centenal Cycle.

On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony's erudite university--and Mossa's former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth's pre-collapse ecosystems.

Pleiti has dedicated her research and her career to aiding the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti's assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake--and, perhaps, their futures, together.

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and sociologist. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, and The Washington Post. She is the creator of the serial Ninth Step Station, currently running on Realm, and her short story collection And Other Disasters came out in November 2019. She is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society and teaches in the genre fiction MFA at Western Colorado University. Her opinions can be found in The New York Times, The Nation, and Foreign Policy, among others.

 

 
The Mimicking of Known Successes (The Investigations of Mossa and Pleiti #1) By Malka Older Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250860507
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Tordotcom - March 7th, 2023

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657