Malka Older and C.L. Polk for THE MIMICKING OF KNOWN SUCCESSES *VIRTUAL*

Loyalty is so excited to welcome Malka Older and C. L. Polk for a virtual event celebrating The Mimicking of Known Successes, with Lupita Aquino moderating! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. You can also order the book below to be automatically added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to the Trans Women of Color Collective. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Mimicking of Known Successes presents a cozy Holmesian murder mystery and sapphic romance, set on Jupiter, by Malka Older, author of the critically-acclaimed Centenal Cycle.

“Every once in a while, a book comes along that is both a comfort read and a rousing, fist-pumping adventure, and The Mimicking of Known Successes absolutely is both of those things. An utter triumph.”—Charlie Jane Anders

A Most Anticipated in 2023 Pick for Today.com | Buzzfeed | Polygon | Book Riot Ms. Magazine

On a remote, gas-wreathed outpost of a human colony on Jupiter, a man goes missing. The enigmatic Investigator Mossa follows his trail to Valdegeld, home to the colony’s erudite university—and Mossa’s former girlfriend, a scholar of Earth’s pre-collapse ecosystems.

Pleiti has dedicated her research and her career to aiding the larger effort towards a possible return to Earth. When Mossa unexpectedly arrives and requests Pleiti’s assistance in her latest investigation, the two of them embark on a twisting path in which the future of life on Earth is at stake—and, perhaps, their futures, together.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and sociologist. Her science-fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus ReviewsBook Riot, and The Washington Post. She is the creator of the serial Ninth Step Station, currently running on Realm, and her short story collection And Other Disasters came out in November 2019. She is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and teaches in the genre fiction MFA at Western Colorado University. Her opinions can be found in The New York TimesThe Nation, and Foreign Policy, among others.

ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER

C. L. Polk (they/them/she/her) wrote the Hugo nominated Kingston Cycle, beginning with the WFA winning novel Witchmark. Their Subjective Chaos Kind of Award winning novel The Midnight Bargain was a Canada Reads, Nebula, Locus, Ignyte, and World Fantasy Award finalist.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads--is a passionate literary enthusiast amplifying and highlighting books written by authors of color through her Instagram blog. She recently created a substack initiative called Nuevas Páginas to amplify new books published every year by Hispanic/Latinx/Latine authors. She currently lives in the greater Washington D.C area, and you can find her on Instagram at @lupita.reads, on Twitter at @Lupita_Reads, or catch her writing about books for She Reads dot com or via her column over at Washington Independent Review of Books.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:30pm
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The Mimicking of Known Successes (The Investigations of Mossa and Pleiti #1) By Malka Older Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250860507
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Tordotcom - March 7th, 2023

Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
Availability: Not In Store - Available to special order for pickup or ship. For even speediest shipping we suggest our Bookshop.org page!
Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022