Crit Mass Nov 24th: Empires, Galactic and Magic

Roman considers two stories of empires: Arkady Martine, a Byzantium scholar, writes about an interesting Texicalaan galactic empire (a cross between the Byzantine and Aztec empires) in A Memory of Empire,

and Aliette de Bodard looks at a magical Aztec empire in the first Obsidian and Blood novel Servant of the Underworld. Both first novels deal with a murder mystery…

Have a read of these novels, and come along ready to talk about your favourite stories of empire…
— you might even have some thoughts about the TV series of Foundation!

Note this will be a combined Zoom/In Person meeting: either join us at Kappys, or Zoom in remotely.

We will start the meeting with a review of the Hugo nominees for Best Novella. Please consider the candidates we’ve looked at, and be ready to rank them: Riot Baby, Tochi Onyebuchi; Upright Women Wanted, Sarah Gailey; Come Tumbling Down, Seanan McGuire; The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo ; Finna, Nino Cipri ; and Ring Shout, P. Djèlí Clark.

Zoom details:

Join Zoom Meeting: Nov 24th, 6:30pm Adelaide, 7pm Melbourne

Meeting ID: 821 6779 6217
Passcode: 784499