Infinite Worlds

When: Monday, July 22 | 5 PM
Where: Dog-Eared Books

Infinite Worlds Book Club explores the contemporary work of marginalized authors of fantasy and sci-fi. Historically underappreciated in the genre, these writers are now doubtlessly some of its greatest leaders.

This month we are reading Running Close to the Wind by Alexandra Rowland. The Women From Other Worlds book club will meet at 5 PM on Monday, July 22.

Avra Helvaçi, former field agent of the Araşti Ministry of Intelligence, has accidentally stolen the single most expensive secret in the world—and the only place to flee with a secret that big is the open sea.

To find a buyer with deep enough pockets, Avra must ask for help from his on-again, off-again ex, the pirate Captain Teveri az-Ḥaffār. They are far from happy to see him, but together, they hatch a plan: take the information to the isolated pirate republic of the Isles of Lost Souls, fence it, profit. The only things in their way? A calculating new Araşti ambassador to the Isles of Lost Souls who’s got his eyes on Avra’s every move; Brother Julian, a beautiful, mysterious new member of the crew with secrets of his own and a frankly inconvenient vow of celibacy; the fact that they’re sailing straight into sea serpent breeding season and almost certain doom.

But if they can find a way to survive and sell the secret on the black market, they’ll all be as wealthy as kings—and, more important, they’ll be legends.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us for discussion at Dog-Eared Books at 5 PM, on Monday, June 24. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration required

Also, for 20 minutes after each club meeting, you will receive 20% off all books and merchandise!

Want to keep the conversation going after club? Join the Infinite Worlds Discord server!

Content Warnings for Women From Other Worlds Book Club 2024
Content Warnings for Running Close to the Wind
Content Warnings for The Spear Cuts Through Water
Content Warnings for Finna
Content Warnings for The Space Between Worlds
Content Warnings for The Free People’s Village
Content Warnings for The Dead Cat Tail Assassins

Dates and books of upcoming 2024 Women From Other Worlds Book Club gatherings: 

July 22 at 5 PM
Running Close to the Wind by Alexandra Rowland
August 26 at 5 PM
The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez
September 23 at 5 PM
Finna by Nino Cipri
October 28 at 5 PM
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
November 25 at 5 PM
The Free People’s Village by Sim Kern
December 30 at 5 PM
The Dead Cat Tail Assassins by P. Djeli Clark


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