Three of the most powerful voices in science fiction today gather to celebrate the release of Everina Maxwell’s debut novel, Winter’s Orbit.
Fountain Bookstore owner Kelly Justice and super fan leads the discussion followed by your questions.
“The intricate royal protocol of The Crown intertwines with the adventure of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga series in Maxwell’s gorgeously plotted LGBTQ space opera debut…this exciting adventure is sure to win Maxwell many fans. " —Publishers Weekly
About the book:
Ancillary Justice meets Red, White & Royal Blue in Winter's Orbit, Everina Maxwell's gut-wrenching and romantic debut.
A famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild, Prince Kiem is summoned before the Emperor and commanded to renew the empire's bonds with its newest vassal planet. The prince must marry Count Jainan, the recent widower of another royal prince of the empire.
But Jainan suspects his late husband's death was no accident. And Prince Kiem discovers Jainan is a suspect himself. But broken bonds between the Empire and its vassal planets leaves the entire empire vulnerable, so together they must prove that their union is strong while uncovering a possible conspiracy.
Their successful marriage will align conflicting worlds.
Their failure will be the end of the empire.
About the authors:
Everina Maxwell is the author of WINTER’S ORBIT. She lives and works in Yorkshire, where she collects books and kills houseplants. She grew up in Sussex, UK, where she was lucky enough to live near a library that stocked Lois McMaster Bujold, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Pratchett, so spent all her spare time devouring science fiction and doorstopper fantasy, with her family’s Georgette Heyer collection always a reliable friend when the library books ran out. She first took part in NaNoWriMo in 2004 and continues to precariously balance writing, a day job, and watching Let’s Plays of video games she claims she doesn’t have time to play. You can find her online at everinamaxwell.com.
Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards. You can find her online at marthawells.com and on Twitter as @marthawells1.
Jessie Mihalik has a degree in Computer Science and a love of all things geeky. A software engineer by trade, Jessie now writes full time from her home in Texas. When she’s not writing, she can be found playing co-op video games with her husband, trying out new board games, or reading books pulled from her overflowing bookshelves.