Virtual Event: Nghi Vo in Conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse

May 18 2022 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 18, 5pm PT Online
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Image of Nghi vo, Rebecca Roanhorse and siren Queen book cover, with text: Ngi Vo in conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse, May 18 5pm PT,

Pegasus Books is proud to partner with Books & Books/Miami Book Fair and indie bookstores across the country to present Nghi Vo, who will discuss her new novel Siren Queen with Rebecca Roanhorse. This event will take place on Crowdcast.


"No maids, no funny talking, no fainting flowers." Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill—but she doesn't care. She’d rather play a monster than a maid.

But in Luli's world, the worst monsters in Hollywood are not the ones on screen. The studios want to own everything from her face to her name to the women she loves, and they run on a system of bargains made in blood and ancient magic, powered by the endless sacrifice of unlucky starlets like her. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes—even if that means becoming the monster herself.

Siren Queen offers up an enthralling exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms, in a fantastical Hollywood where the monsters are real and the magic of the silver screen illuminates every page.

NGHI VO is the author of the novels Siren Queen and The Chosen and the Beautiful, as well as the acclaimed novellas When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain and The Empress of Salt and Fortune, a Locus and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of Lake Michigan. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories, and the right to change your mind.

REBECCA ROANHORSE is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Black Sun, and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The next book in her Between Earth and Sky series, Fevered Star, is out in April 2022. She lives in New Mexico with her family.


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By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250788832
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Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022