The Mars House with Natasha Pulley
Tue 26 Mar 2024
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John St, Bath, BA1 2JL
Book + Ticket gives you a free ticket with a copy of the book, all tickets include 15% off any books purchased on the night, a glass of wine, author interview, Q&A and signing.
We’re thrilled to welcome the return of much beloved Team B fave Natasha Pulley to discuss her brand new genre-bending novel, The Mars House.
Timely and utterly unputdownable, The Mars House is a beautiful queer SF romance novel about privilege, strength, life, and love across class divisions – perfect for fans of Babel by R.F. Kuang, and This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.
About the book:
January Stirling was one of the principal dancers of London’s Royal Ballet. Now he’s a climate refugee bound for Tharsis, the notorious terraformed colony on Mars. It’s a utopia for the naturalised population. For January, as a dangerous Earthstronger whose body is unadjusted to the weaker Martian gravity, it’s a life sentence to hard labour and ferocious discrimination.
But he will live.
Aubrey Gale, energy trillionaire and hereditary senator, is running for election on a hardline platform to protect the native population from dangerous immigrants. The path to equality is simple, requiring all Earthstrongers who choose to come to Mars to undergo the disabling and sometimes fatal process of surgical naturalisation.
Which is no life at all.
When a disastrous media encounter plunges Aubrey and January’s lives into chaos, the solution is a five-year made-for-reality-TV marriage that could secure January’s future and ensure Aubrey’s political success . . . but it soon becomes clear that thousands of lives hang in the balance, and nothing is as it seems.
Few writers combine such warmth and heart with such consummate skill as Natasha Pulley… Reading her is both a joyful and profound experience – and The Mars House is her most daring, ambitious, and exciting book yet’ ― CATRIONA WARD, Sunday Times-bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street
About the author:
Natasha Pulley is #1 Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning author of six novels including The Watchmaker of FIligree Street, The Bedlam Stacks, and The Kingdoms. She has studied around the world teaching in China, Japan, and Peru before returning to the UK to lecture at Bath Spa University.