Six years. That’s a damn long time. After six years of writing speculative fiction, JY Yang finally finds themselves at the end of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Tensorate series, with the fourth and final volume, The Ascent to Godhood, out in July this year.
As a postcolonial feminist writer who deals specifically with gender, cultural imperialism and structures of power in their work, JY Yang is currently embarking on the epic journey of crafting their first novel-length work of fiction. Described as a far-future space opera centred on the descendants of a doomed generation ship, it has giant robots, space stations under siege, emperors and hierophants, holy artifacts and faster-than-light travel. It is Joan of Arc meets Gundam. It sounds nothing short of amazing.
NEW TERRAIN / NEW WORKS will feature JY Yang delivering a lecture on world-building as they understand it – a process which no doubt presents newer and more unique challenges to any writer dealing with speculative storytelling. An informal book-signing session will then follow the lecture.
The lecture begins at 5pm; door opens at 4.45pm. We will be charging guests $5 / entry at the door. Guests are strongly encouraged to bring their copies of the Tensorate novellas. They will also be treated to lots of tea, cat nuzzling and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s async, for those suffering from chronic SIFA-related FOMO.