Join us online for a discussion of the Hugo-nominated novella The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente!

This discussion is presented as part of a series of bookclubs reading the Hugo nominees as a lead up to Chicon 8 this September, where the awards will be presented! You can read more about these Fringe Clubs here.

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Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past Is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world.

The future is blue. Endless blue…except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place called Garbagetown.

Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she’s the only one who knows it. She’s the only one who knows a lot of things: that Garbagetown is the most wonderful place in the world, that it’s full of hope, that you can love someone and 66% hate them all at the same time.

But Earth is a terrible mess, hope is a fragile thing, and a lot of people are very angry with her. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2523 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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ISBN: 9781250301130
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Published: Tordotcom - July 20th, 2021