Sat, 11 Mar|
Zoom & In person
Book Club - March
March's text: The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang Pleas RSVP at least 48 hours before if you're a first timer, so we have enough time to share the dial in details with you!
Time & Location
11 Mar, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT
Zoom & In person
About the event
We meet both online and in person in Fitzroy.
If you've never been to Book Club before, please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance so we have time to share the dial in or meeting details with you!
MARCH BOOK: The Black Tides of Heaven by Neon Yang
"If I wasn't going to write the extremely queer Asian high fantasy of my heart, who would?" - Neon Yang, Preface of The Tensorate Series.
The Black Tides of Heaven is one of the two opening novellas of the series.
Black Tides introduces us the Protectorate, in which a ruling class of nobles and monks influence their world through Slackcraft, which works through the fives natures of earth, water, fire, metal and forest. We accompany twins Mokoya and Akeha as they learn about this dangerous world, full of power struggles and strange creatures.
Writing the book supported Yang's own coming out as non-binary. In their words: "As I worked through Akeha's gender journey ... I started to realize that my understanding my own gender wasn't what I thought it was."
Buy the novel here: https://www.hares-hyenas.com.au/.../sf-fantasy-the-black...
Read (or listen to) a little or a lot, or just come along to chat about the book, ideas and life.
In-person venue information:
Wheelchair accessible, with access to a kitchenette (so BYO snacks!). Two gendered and one ungendered bathroom, but their location is discrete.