Annalee Newitz with Misha Stone — The Terraformers


Fri Feb 03 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Third Place Books | Seattle, WA

From the Lambda Award–winning novelist, podcaster, and founder of io9, a science fiction epic for our times—and a love letter to our future
About this Event

Third Place Books welcomes staff-favorite science journalist and novelist Annalee Newitz to our Ravenna neighborhood store! Newitz will be discussing their highly-anticipated sci-fi epic, The Terraformers, in conversation with Misha Stone, librarian and Vice Chair on the Clarion West Writers Workshop board. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

We're pleased to welcome the Seattle Public Library as a co-sponsor for this event. Learn more at

Copies of The Terraformers will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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This event is free to attend. Registration is required in advance.

About The Terraformers. . .

A science fiction epic for our times and a love letter to our future, The Terraformers will take you on a journey spanning thousands of years and exploring the triumphs, strife, and hope that find us wherever we make our home.

Destry's life is dedicated to terraforming Sask-E. As part of the Environmental Rescue Team, she cares for the planet and its burgeoning eco-systems as her parents and their parents did before her.

But the bright, clean future they're building comes under threat when Destry discovers a city full of people that shouldn’t exist, hidden inside a massive volcano.

As she uncovers more about their past, Destry begins to question the mission she's devoted her life to, and must make a choice that will reverberate through Sask-E's future for generations to come.

Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction. They are the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and have written for Popular Science, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. They founded the science fiction website io9 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008–2015, and then became Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo and Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Their book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science. Their first novel, Autonomous, won a Lambda award.

Misha Stone (she/her) is a Reader Services librarian at The Seattle Public Library. She also serves as Vice Chair on the Clarion West Writers Workshop board and served as a 2022 World Fantasy award judge.

About Third Place Books

Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, Third Place Books is dedicated to the creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. With locations in Lake Forest Park and Seattle's Ravenna and Seward Park neighborhoods, Third Place Books is proud to serve the entire Seattle metro area. Learn more about their event series at


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Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, United States

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