Michael Swanwick discusses his new Sci-Fi novel Chasing the Phoenix

Mon 8/17, 7pm – 8pm
Michael Swanwick discusses his new Sci-Fi novel Chasing the Phoenix

A science fiction masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner!

In the distant future, Surplus arrives in China dressed as a Mongolian shaman, leading a yak which carries the corpse of his friend, Darger. The old high-tech world has long since collapsed, and the artificial intelligences that ran it are outlawed and destroyed. Or so it seems. Darger and Surplus, a human and a genetically engineered dog with human intelligence who walks upright, are a pair of con men and the heroes of a series of prior Swanwick stories. They travel to what was once China and invent a scam to become rich and powerful. Pretending to have limited super-powers, they aid an ambitious local warlord who dreams of conquest and once again reuniting China under one ruler. And, against all odds, it begins to work, but it seems as if there are other forces at work behind the scenes. This is a sharp, slick, witty science fiction adventure that is hugely entertaining from one of the best SF writers alive.

MICHAEL SWANWICK is the winner of five Hugos and a World Fantasy Award for his short fiction. His several novels include the Nebula-winning Stations of the Tide, the time-travel novel Bones of the Earth, and the “industrial fantasy” novels The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and The Dragons of Babel. He lives in Philadelphia.Michaelswanwick.com. Author Blog.

Event date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Chasing the Phoenix: A Science Fiction Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780765380906
Availability: Out of Print- we are not able to supply this book
Published: Tor Books - August 11th, 2015