By Thursday evening, assuming all goes well, I will be in Dortmund. However, the lucky Bristol people can go to the launch of a new YA science fiction book at Waterstones. Virginia Bergin’s Who Runs the World? is one of those post-apocalypse things. Here’s the blurb:
Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: war has ended; greed is not tolerated; the ecological needs of the planet are always put first. In two generations, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good – if you’re a girl.
It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but fourteen-year- old River wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct.
Why yes, I have suggested that the rest of the Tiptree jury reads this one. How did you guess?
If you can’t make that event, Virigina will be one of our guests at Fringe in July.