This July, Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will discuss Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone!
From Hugo Award finalist Max Gladstone comes a smart, swashbuckling, wildly imaginative adventure; the saga of a rag-tag team of brilliant misfits, dangerous renegades, and enhanced outlaws in a war-torn future.
Our booksellers and book club leader alike have been excited about this book for months: it’s our actual favorite space opera to date, and it’s Max Gladstone’s best work yet. From the masterful prose to the brilliant allusions to Journey to the West to ambitious lesbians teaming up to save the universe and work for the freedom all sentient beings, we cannot rave about this book hard enough.
SFF Book Club is led by Django Wexler, Redmond-based author of the YA epic fantasy Ship of Smoke and Steel, the first of a new trilogy, as well as the flintlock fantasy series The Shadow Campaigns for adults and the Forbidden Library series for middle readers. So far they’ve read Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang, Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone, Witchmark by C.L. Polk, The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, Stories of Your Lives and Others by Ted Chiang, Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, and The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie.