October 11, 2013 - 7:00 PMZ Space
450 Florida St. $15 advance/$20 at door
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A 150th Anniversary Tribute to Jules Verne, with Special Guest Jean-Christophe Valtat
Co-presented by Hendrick’s Gin, Consulate General of France in San Francisco, the French American Cultural Society, Melville House, Red Snake Press, and 7×7 magazine
Litquake’s opening night party celebrates the legacy of French science-fiction writer Jules Verne and the 150th anniversary of his first published novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon. The Founding Father of science fiction, Verne published dozens of novels and short stories, and his tales continue to enjoy new audiences through film and TV adaptations. This evening features special guest Jean-Christophe Valtat, direct from Paris to celebrate the launch of his newest book, Luminous Chaos. Valtat’s previous work Aurorarama has been described as “perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms.” Valtat will be in conversation with Alan Beatts.
Featuring live music by the Mark Growden Trio, tasty complimentary cocktails and presentation from Hendrick’s Gin, book sales by Borderlands Books, and a guest reading by actress Tina Marie Murray.
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