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SF STL Events

Introducing SF STL, a new science fiction and fantasy author event series presented by Left Bank Books and Archon!

Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Marina LestetterLeft Bank Books and Archon present and SF STL event with author Marina Lostetter, who will sign and discuss her new novel, Noumenon Infinity!

Generations ago, Convoy Seven and ICC left Earth on a mission that would take them far beyond the solar system. Launched by the Planet United Consortium, a global group formed to pursue cooperative Earth-wide interests in deep space, nine ships headed into the unknown to explore a distant star called LQ Pyx. Eons later, the convoy has returned to LQ Pyx to begin work on the Web, the alien megastructure that covers the star. Is it a Dyson Sphere, designed to power a civilization as everyone believes—or something far more sinister? Travel to the remotest reaches of deep space in this wondrous follow-up to the acclaimed Noumenon—a tale of exploration, adventure, science, and humanity.

“A novel that was anything less than stellar would be an especially disappointing follow-up to the brilliant Noumenon, but Lostetter has achieved that and much more . . . Sci-fi action and adventure held together by universally human themes; this is the genre at its very best.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Noumenon Infinity or Noumenon from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click the titles to pre-order your copy!

Saturday, November 17, 7pm
Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with Welcome to Night Vale author Joseph Fink, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Alice Isn't Dead, with Chavisa Woods!

Keisha Taylor lived a quiet life with her wife, Alice, until the day that Alice disappeared. After months of searching, presuming she was dead, Keisha held a funeral, mourned, and gradually tried to get on with her life. But that was before Keisha started to see her wife, again and again, in the background of news reports from all over America. Alice isn’t dead, and she is showing up at every major tragedy and accident in the country. Following a line of clues, Keisha takes a job with a trucking company, Bay and Creek Transportation, and begins searching for Alice. She eventually stumbles on an otherworldly conflict being waged in the quiet corners of our nation’s highway system—uncovering a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

“This is a splendid, weird, moving novel…It manages beautifully that trick of embracing the surreal in order to underscore and emphasize the real - not as allegory, but as affirmation of emotional truths that don’t conform to the neat and tidy boxes in which we’re encouraged to house them.” — (Welcome to Night Vale)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Alice Isn't Dead from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. 
Click here to pre-order your copy!

Chavisa Woods is the author of three books of fiction, Things to Do when You’re Goth in the CountryThe Albino Album, (both released by Seven Stories Press), and Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (Fly by Night Press/ Autonomedia/ Unbearables. Woods was the recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award, The Kathy Acker Award in Writing, the Cobalt Fiction Prize, and the Jerome Foundation Award for Emerging Writers. She was also a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her writing has appeared in Tin HouseLit HubElectric LitFull StopThe Evergreen ReviewNew York QuarterlyThe Brooklyn RailFull Stop MagazineCleaver MagazineQuaint, and many others.

Wednesday, February 20, 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Jasper Fforde, Early RiserLeft Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with bestselling author of the Thursday Next series Jasper Fforde, who will sign and discuss his new novel, Early Riser!

Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling. When you get the dreams too, it's weird. When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity. But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

"Charlie's journey . . . is so absorbing, and Fforde's wit so sharp, the reveal that the narrative is also a commentary on capitalism comes across as a brilliant twist . . . Whip-smart, tremendous fun, and an utter delight from start to finish." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Early Riser from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!

Past Events

Chandler Klang Smith – The Sky Is Yours
in conversation with Ann Leckie
Wednesday, April 19, 2018
Left Bank Books


Charles Soule – The Oracle Year
in conversation with Van Allen Plexico
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch


Tor #FearlessWomen:
Tessa Gratton, Sue Burke, and K. Arsenault Rivera
Thursday, May 10, 2018
St. Louis Publc Library - Schlafly Branch


Sabaa Tahir - A Reaper at the Gates
in conversation with Setsu Uzumé
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Left Bank Books


Bryan Camp, City of Lost FortunesBryan Camp - The City of Lost Fortunes
Thursday, July 26, 7pm
Left Bank Books


Mary Robinette Kowal, The Fated SkyMary Robinette Kowal - The Fated Sky
in conversation with Sheyna Gifford
Monday, August 27, 7pm
Left Bank Books


Scott Westerfeld, ImpostorsScott Westerfeld - Impostors
Tuesday, September 18, 7pm
Left Bank Books



Noumenon Infinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062497864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - August 14th, 2018

Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062844132
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Perennial - October 30th, 2018

Early Riser: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670025039
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - February 12th, 2019