In approximately 48 hours, A Memory Called Empire will be released into the world at large, for your reading pleasure. I am incredibly excited and horrifically nervous all at once. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it; I hope it sticks with you and makes you think; I hope it is something you find beautiful and disturbing and pleasurable to read.


LAUNCH PARTY: Tuesday 3/26/19, 7 PM at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, MD!

(There will be Teixcalaanli objects for you to consume and/or take home. Plus readings from me and Vivian Shaw, from both of our work plus a new project we’re working on together…)


Between March 26 (release day!) and the end of May, I am going to be in ... places. Many places. This is the current list, as best as I know it, but you can always check out the Appearances & Events tab above to see an updated list of where I'll be next and specifics on times and schedules. But here’s the tour as it stands!

  • MARCH 26 - BALTIMORE - The Ivy Bookshop - 7 PM - Launch party and reading, followed by discussion with Vivian Shaw on creative partnerships.

  • MARCH 28 - JERSEY CITY - WORD Jersey City - 7:30 PM - Ancestral Night + A Memory Called Empire:Elizabeth Bear and I will read from our new books, then have a conversation about the legacy of women who have written space opera and the state of the genre today. 

  • APRIL 3 - NEW YORK CITY - The Strand - 7:30 PM - Come to the second floor art department of the Strand to hear me talk about A Memory Called Empire with Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M.

  • APRIL 4 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Solid State Books - 7 PM - "Political Protest in Speculative Fiction", a discussion with Malka Older.

  • APRIL 13 - SAN FRANCISCO - Writers With Drinks - a reading & performance, m.c.'d by Charlie Jane Anders, featuring Saskia Vogel, Peng Shepherd, Arkady Martine, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Mike Chen, and Susannah Breslin.

  • APRIL 17 - NEW YORK CITY - KGB Bar - 7 PM - reading at the Fantastic Fiction monthly series at the KGB Bar, alongside Nathan Ballingrud.

  • APRIL 24 - BALTIMORE - Charm City Spec - 7 PM - a reading, alongside Sarah Pinsker and Justina Ireland.

  • APRIL 26-27 - LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Literary Festival - appearance at the 16th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock (further details to come!)

  • MAY 11-12 - MINNEAPOLIS - Wordplay Festival - appearance at the first annual Wordplay Festival (further details to come!)

  • MAY 18 - GAITHERSBURG - Gaithersburg Book Festival - appearance at the Gaithersburg Book Festival (further details to come!)

  • MAY 24-26 - BALTIMORE - Balticon - I'll be on programming at Balticon 53 (further details to come!)

Please do come to any event near you, or if I'm not coming to somewhere near you, I hope to see you in the future when we do coincide.

... also, if you come to these events, you might be able to walk off with entertaining prizes ...