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RSVP for “These Burning Stars: A Queer Space Opera” on Nov 9

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    Please join the Futures Initiative onsite or online for a reading, interview and book signing, featuring debut science fiction author Bethany Jacobs (These Burning Stars, Orbit Fall 2023) as interviewed by Margaret Rhee (The New School) and presented by Cathy N. Davidson (The Graduate Center, CUNY).

    • These Burning Stars: A Queer Space Opera Debut Novel by Bethany Jacobs
    • A Reading, Author Interview, and Book Signing
    • Interviewed by Margaret Rhee (Science Fiction writer, activist, and Assistant Professor of Media Studies, The New School)
    • Presented by Cathy N. Davidson (Futures Initiative Founding Director and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor on Transformation, and Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, CUNY)
    • This event will take place in a hybrid format. RSVP here for zoom links and physical location at the CUNY Graduate Center.


    Plot Summary

    A dangerous cat-and-mouse quest for revenge. An empire that spans star systems, built on the bones of a genocide. A carefully hidden secret that could collapse worlds, hunted by three women with secrets of their own. All collide in this explosive space opera debut from a powerful new voice in sci-fi.

    On a dusty backwater planet, occasional thief Jun Ironway has gotten her hands on the score of a lifetime: a secret that could raze the Kindom, the ruling power of the galaxy.

    A star system away, preternaturally stoic Chono and brilliant hothead Esek— the two most brutal clerics of the Kindom—are tasked with hunting Jun down.

    And tracking all three across the stars is a ghost from their shared past known only as Six. But what Six wants is anyone’s guess. It’s a game of manipulation and betrayal that could destroy them all. And they have no choice but to see it through.

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