Literature: Ben Aaronovitch with Micah Yongo
- Thu 20 Feb 2020
- 6:00 pm
Join us at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation on Thursday 20th February when we’ll be welcoming Ben Aaronovitch to Manchester to celebrate the release of his brand new Rivers Of London novel ‘False Value’.
Ben will be in conversation with Micah Yongo, author of ‘Lost Gods’ and ‘Pale Kings’, to talk fantastical worlds and magical mysteries. This will be followed by questions from the audience and both authors signing copies of their books.
About the book:
The hugely anticipated brand new RIVERS OF LONDON novel…
Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner’s brand new London start up, the Serious Cybernetics Company.
Drawn into the orbit of Old Street’s famous ‘silicon roundabout’, Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant’s favourite son.
Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological – and just as dangerous.
About the author:
Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than two million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria’s premiere arts and cultural festival, The Aké Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as ‘the capital of the world’.
About the host:
Author of the ancient Africa/Middle East inspired epic fantasy novels ‘Lost Gods’ and ‘Pale Kings’, Micah Yongo is a Manchester-based writer with an interest in books (obviously), movies, the arts, box sets, all things sci-fi, superheroes, random nerdy bits of pop psychology, anthropology or philosophy, and of course his beloved home city of Manchester, England.
This event will be taking place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. Tickets are £3.00 or £18.99 with a copy of the book (rrp £18.99) plus booking fee. Doors 18.00, event starts at 18.30.
If you can’t make the event but would like a signed copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 274 3331