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Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards Event :: Dartmouth

Join us at Dartmouth's Filene Auditorium to hear speculative fiction award winners Peng Shepard, author of The Book of M, and Audrey Schulman, author of Theory of Bastards discuss their books in a panel discussion with judges Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.

Winner of the Debut novel:
The Book of M by Peng Shepard
One afternoon at an outdoor market in india, a man's shadow disappears--an occurrence that science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, the magic comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.

Peng Shepherd was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where she rode horses and trained in classical ballet. She earned her MFA in creative writing from New York University, and has lived in Beijing; London; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and New York City. The Book of M is her first novel. 

Winner open category novel: 

Theory of Bastards  by Audrey Schulman
Dr. Francine Burk's reality is bacon rinds for breakfast and feeling unduly thrilled by her increasing ability to walk across a room without assistance. And it's being offered a placement at a prestigious research institute where she can put to good use her recent award money. With the Foundation's advanced technological resources and a group of fascinating primates, Francine can begin to verify her subversive scientific discovery, which has challenged the foundations of history--her Theory of Bastards.

Audrey Schulman is the author of four previous novels: Three Weeks in December (Europa 2012), Swimming with Jonah, The Cage, and A House Named Brazil. Her work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Montreal, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she runs HEET, a non-profit.

And don't miss the short-list finalists!
Debut Category:
Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories by Abbey Mei Otis 
Infomocracy by Malka Older 
Severance by Ling Ma 
Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

Open Category:
Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller 
Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax 
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas 
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore


Open to the public with a book signing and reception to follow.

Sponsored by Neukom Institute

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
The Book of M: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062669612
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 25th, 2019

Brad Thor's Summer 2018 Fiction Pick for THE TODAY SHOW!

"Eerie, dark, and compelling, [The Book of M] will not disappoint lovers of The Passage (2010) and Station Eleven (2014)." --Booklist

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Theory of Bastards Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609454371
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Published: Europa Editions - April 24th, 2018

WINNER 2019 Philip K. Dick Award for BEST Science Fiction

WINNER 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction

One of The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of fiction in 2018


Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618731494
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Published: Small Beer Press - August 21st, 2018

Philip K. Dick Award finalist

Washington Post Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018


Infomocracy: Book One of the Centenal Cycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765392367
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Published: Tor.com - August 8th, 2017

Read Infomocracy, the first book in Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's groundbreaking cyberpunk political thriller series The Centenal Cycle, a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Series, and the novel NPR called "Kinetic and gripping."


Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Prize, Winner of the Kirkus Prize, A PEN/Hemingway Finalist, A New York Times Notable Book of 2018, An Indie Next Selection


Terra Nullius Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731517
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Published: Small Beer Press - September 11th, 2018

NPR Best Books of 2018

"A gut punch of a book in the style of Le Guin, Atwood, and Butler. Claire G. Coleman's debut novel blazes with truth."
-- Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

Terra Nullius (def): land belonging to no one; no man's land


Blackfish City: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062684875
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Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

“One of the most intriguing future cities in years.” —Charlie Jane Anders

“Simmers with menace and heartache, suspense and wonder.” —Ann Leckie

A Best Book of the Month in

Entertainment Weekly

The Washington Post


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ISBN: 9781641290258
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Published: Soho Press - May 14th, 2019

In a tour-de-force tapestry of science fiction and historical fiction, Andromeda Romano-Lax presents a story set in Japan and Taiwan that spans a century of empire, conquest, progress, and destruction.
 


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Red Clocks: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316434782
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 2nd, 2018

A National Bestseller
A New York Times Editor's Choice
A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An Indie Next Pick
One of Wall Street Journal's Twelve Books to Read This Winter
An Esquire most anticipated book of 2018
An Elle Best Book of Winter


The Night Market Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328507969
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Published: Mariner Books - January 8th, 2019

“The book’s tone is Chandleresque, the conspiracy worrying Carver and Jenner expands to Pynchonian proportions, and the physical ick they encounter might have oozed out of a Cronenberg movie.”—Washington Post
 
“It’s Miami Vice meets The Matrix, and George Orwell is hosting the party.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gaz