Join us for a decopunk celebration with one of our favorite authors! Catherynne Valente, author of the beloved Fairyland books, has brings her new novel, Radiance, to Malaprop’s. The book is already receiving praise as a “strange and wonderful” work. Kirkus Reviews hails it as “a heady, strange, and beautifully written novel.” It’s the tale of a Severin Unck, a heroine from an alternate solar system who disappears after going to Venus to film a documentary about a vanished colony. Valente’s boundless imagination manifests itself through her lush writing as she takes us on a dizzying journey from Venus to a captivating Golden Age Hollywood. It’s a “celluloid fairy tale,” a meta-fictional tour-de-force of dreamlike power. Drinks and food from these wondrous worlds will be provided and we ask attendees to imagine masks (everyone on Pluto has to wear masks to breathe) or costumes to wear to the event. Costumes are not required, however, just enthusiastically requested.

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ISBN: 9780765335296
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - October 20th, 2015