Meg Elison: The Book of Etta

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm

Meg Elison: The Book of Etta

Meg Elison presents the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife. Join us for a reading and book signing with one of the most exciting new voices in Science Fiction.

About The Book of Etta

In the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future.

Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate.

When slavers seize those she loves, Etta vows to release and avenge them. But her mission will lead her to the stronghold of the Lion a tyrant who dominates the innocent with terror and violence. There, with no allies and few weapons besides her wits and will, she will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives but also to liberate a new world's destiny.

About the Author

Meg Elison is the author of THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE, a post-apocalyptic feminist speculative novel, Tiptree recommendation, and winner of the Philip K. Dick Award. Her sequel, THE BOOK OF ETTA, will be published in early 2017. She has also been published in McSweeney’s, The Establishment, The Mary Sue,, Compelling Science Fiction, Motherboard, and many other places. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley. Find her online, where she writes like she’s running out of time.


Event date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
The Book of Etta (Road to Nowhere #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503941823
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 47north - February 21st, 2017

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