Well, you guys asked for a panel so:
Waterstones Piccadilly and The Post-Apocalyptic Book Club are very proud to present the Dark Societies, an evening with Julianna Baggott, Martine McDonagh and David Wingrove.
The event takes place at 7pm on Thursday 7th June in the Simpson Room on the sixth floor of Waterstones Piccadilly. Tickets cost £3. Please book your space by emailing [masked] or calling 020 7851 2400.
This unique panel discussion and interactive Q&A is our second in a series of events where we ask authors to delve into the depths of dystopia and help us understand why writers love a dark society. There will also be a book signing after the event.
A word of mouth phenomenon, Julianna presents her debut novel Pure. Here we meet Pressia Belze who has lived outside the Dome since the Detonations. Struggling for survival, she dreams of a life inside the safety of the Dome with the ‘Pure’. Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders' regime, isn't as perfect as others think. Bound by a history that neither can clearly remember, Pressia and Partridge are destined to forge a new world.
We then have a post-climate change world in the not-too-distant future which is the claustrophobic setting for the novel I Have Waited, And You Have Come by Martine McDonagh. We see Rachel's life in North West England fall apart around her as she comes to grips with the possibility of a stalker and environmental changes. For those of you who keep track of our reading list, you will recognise this as June’s book! Now’s your chance to get all those questions answered…
And as icing on the cake we have leading science fiction expert and bestselling author of the Chung Kuo series David Wingrove helping us to make sense of dystopian futures. The internationally-acclaimed eight-volume series known as Chung Kuo is set 200 years in the future where cities span continents and are made of a super-plastic called ‘ice’. With a global population of 40 billion, these cities were divided into levels where success and prestige is measured by how far above ground they live. In the Lowers, people live in squalor where it is also possible to live ‘below the net’ which as a result teems with criminal activity.
If you would like me to book your ticket for you, please let me know by adding a comment on your RSVP. Please note that booking in advance is advised, however, payment will be taken on the door.
Links to the books on Amazon are as follows, although it is not necessary to have read them in order to attend.
Pure By Julianna Baggott
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
Chung Kuo: Middle Kingdom Bk. 1 by David Wingrove
If you have any questions let me know!