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Thu, 27 Jun

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The Small City Bookshop

Prophet with Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché

This is Prophet. It knows when you were happiest. It gives life to your fondest memories and uses them to destroy you...

Prophet with Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché
Prophet with Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché

Time & Location

27 Jun 2024, 18:45 – 20:30

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

‘Prophet is a blast’ Sunday Times

‘It's present-day science fiction that feels like the best sort of spy novel with real people you can care about. And it's a page-turner’ Neil Gaiman

‘A trippy, philosophical science-fiction novel with the pacing of a thriller and the pulse of a romance’ Observer

Join us to celebrate the paperback release of Prophet with the two authors, Sin Blaché and Helen Macdonald. We’ll be talking sci-fi, writing in collaboration, queer characters and more!

This is Prophet. It knows when you were happiest. It gives life to your fondest memories and uses them to destroy you...

An all-American diner appears overnight in a remote British field. And the deaths quickly follow. A weapon like no other - Prophet - is targeting innocent people. But nobody knows who created it, or why.

Sunil Rao seems a surprising choice of investigator. Chaotic and unpredictable, the former agent is the antithesis of his partner Lieutenant Colonel Adam Rubenstein, the model of a military man. But Sunil has the unique ability to distinguish truth from lies: in objects, words and people, in the past and in real time. And Adam is the only one who truly knows him, after a troubled past together. Now, as they battle this strange new reality, they are drawn closer than ever to defend what they both hold most dear.

Prophet can weaponise the past. But only love will protect the future.

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Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. Their books include H is for Hawk,  which won many prizes including the Costa Book of the Year and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and the Sunday Times bestselling Vesper Flights. They live in Suffolk with their two parrots.

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Sin Blaché is an author and musician. They have been writing horror and sci-fi stories all their life. Prophet is their first novel. Born in California, they live in the Northwest of Ireland and can be found obsessing over obscure folk instruments, being an ambivalent saviour to feral cats, and playing too many video games.

Tickets

  • Ticket Only

    This ticket includes entry to the event + a free drink

    £5.00
    +£0.13 service fee
  • Entry + Paperback Pre-order

    This ticket includes free entry to the event + a free drink and a paperback of Prophet (available for collection from publication date of 20th June from the shop, or at the event)

    £9.99
    +£0.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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