WORD JC Presents: Arkady Martine and Elizabeth Bear for A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE and ANCESTRAL NIGHT

03/28/2019 - 7:30pm


Join us at WORD Jersey City to celebrate the release of two new space operas written by female authors: Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire and Elizabeth Bear's Ancestral Night. Arkady and Elizabeth will read from their new books, then have a conversation about the legacy of women who have written space opera and the state of the genre today. 

Please note that there is a $5 admission fee for this event. Your $5 ticket can be purchased online or at the door; online orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. Your ticket functions like a gift card and is good toward $5 off anything in store at WORD on the day of the event, including A Memory Called Empire or Ancestral Night. If you purchase either of the books directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase an event ticket. 


Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire and a city planner. Under both names she writes about border politics, rhetoric, propaganda, and the edges of the world. Arkady grew up in New York City and, after some time in Turkey, Canada, and Sweden, lives in Baltimore with her wife, the author Vivian Shaw. Find her online at arkadymartine.net or on Twitter as @ArkadyMartine.


Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 30 novels and over a hundred short stories, and her hobbies of rock climbing, archery, kayaking, and horseback riding have led more than one person to accuse her of prepping for a portal fantasy adventure. 

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250186430
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - March 26th, 2019

A Hugo and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Library Journal Best Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Polygon Best Book of 2019
A Den of Geek Best Book of 2019
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee

Ancestral Night (White Space) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534402980
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 5th, 2019

A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear.

Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually.

$5 admission to this event at our Jersey City store. Your $5 admission voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store, including A Memory Called Empire or Ancestral Night. Please note that if you purchase a copy of either book from WORD there is no need to purchase an admission voucher.