Lauren Beukes and Adrian Tchaikovsky

Wed Apr 10 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC+01:00

Augustine United Church | Edinburgh

Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
Publisher/HostBlackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
Lauren Beukes and Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Join Lauren Beukes and Adrian Tchaikovsky as their talk about their new books, Bridge and Alien Clay
About this Event

We are thrilled to be welcoming critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling authors, andas they discuss their compellingly fascinating and gripplingly inventive new books, and . Join Lauren and Adrian at the Augustine United Church on Wednesday 10th April as they talk about their highly anticipated and thought-provoking novels.


Alien Clay is a thrilling far-future adventure by acclaimed Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky.
They travelled into the unknown and left themselves behind . . .
On the distant world of Kiln lie the ruins of an alien civilization. It's the greatest discovery in humanity's spacefaring history - yet who were its builders and where did they go?
Professor Arton Daghdev had always wanted to study alien life up close. Then his wishes become a reality in the worst way. His political activism sees him exiled from Earth to Kiln's extrasolar labour camp. There, he's condemned to work under an alien sky until he dies.
Kiln boasts a ravenous, chaotic ecosystem like nothing seen on Earth. The monstrous alien life interacts in surprising, sometimes shocking ways with the human body, so Arton will risk death on a daily basis. However, the camp's oppressive regime might just K*ll him first. If Arton can somehow escape both fates, the world of Kiln holds a wondrous, terrible secret. It will redefine life and intelligence as he knows it, and might just set him free.


Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, has practised law and now writes full time. He’s also studied stage-fighting, perpetrated amateur dramatics and has a keen interest in entomology and table-top games.
Adrian is the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, the Echoes of the Fall series and other novels, novellas and short stories. Children of Time won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, Children of Ruin and Shards of Earth both won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel and The Tiger and the Wolf won the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel.


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Bridge's maverick scientist mother Jo is dead.
Now she's examining everything Jo left behind.
Which is when she finds her big secret.
Is it a drug? A gateway to other worlds? Jo believed so.
Bridge is desperate to see her mother again. Will do anything, risk anything. Including search for her in those other realities.
What she doesn't know is that others are after Jo's secret. And some believe anyone it touches must be destroyed.
Bridge? She just wants to find her mom ...
Page-turning and ambitious, BRIDGE is a dazzlingly inventive speculative thriller with an unforgettable cast of characters, and the work of a novelist at the height of her powers.


Lauren Beukes is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author ofThe Shining Girls, which has been adapted by AppleTV+ starring Elisabeth Moss, as well asZoo City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award,Moxyland,Broken Monsters, andAfterland.
Her novels have been published in twenty-four countries, and she's also a screenwriter, comics writer, journalist, and award-winning documentary maker. She lives in London with two trouble cats and her daughter.


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Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm, please arrive early to secure a good seat.

Tickets are £6.00 (£4.00 for students) and there is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy Bridge or Alien Clay.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's events team on 0131 622 8222 or [email protected]


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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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GBP 4.00 to GBP 40.00

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