February 20th, 4:30pm Seattle/7:30pm Montreal
The Virtual Steampunk Book Club (Temporal Textual Talks) welcome guest author B. Sharise Moore for a convivial discussion of her fantastic steampunk novel, “Dr. Marvellus Djinn’s Odd Scholars.” Join us for lively conversation and bring questions for our author guest!
As usual, Madame Askew will host the book club in our virtual tea parlour on zoom. The link will go out the morning of the event. Purchase your book at your local independent book store, online as an ebook, or check it out at your local library!
The year: 1920
When famed magician, Dr. Marvellus Djinn, selects a motley crew of talented teens to tour her theme park of magic and mythological creatures, all are elated for the opportunity. Once they arrive, the odd scholars realize Dr. Djinn is more than just a wealthy magician eager to provide Colored folks with an escape from Jim Crow. From cotton candy teleportation to haunted obelisks and swallowing monsters, The Motherland packs a thrilling, and dangerous, punch.