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The Blue, Beautiful World with Karen Lord

The Blue, Beautiful World with Karen Lord

Join Dr. Karen Lord, longlisted author for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for a unique virtual event in partnership with Dark Matter, to celebrate the paperback publication of her wondrous science fiction novel, The Blue, Beautiful World. 

The world is changing, and humanity must change with it. Rising seas and soaring temperatures have radically transformed the face of Earth. Meanwhile, Earth is being observed from afar by other civilizations... and now they are ready to make contact. 

Vying to prepare humanity for first contact are a group of dreamers and changemakers, including Peter Hendrix, the genius inventor behind the most advanced VR tech; Charyssa, a beloved celebrity icon with a passion for humanitarian work; and Kanoa, a member of a global council of young people drafted to reimagine the relationship between humankind and alien societies. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Karen in conversation with Nigerian author and founder of Black to the Future, Irenosen Okojie, as together they unveil an inventive and perceptive slice of science fiction.  

“Warm, engaging, and wildly original” Martha Wells 

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Blue, Beautiful World (RRP £9.99) deliverable to any UK or international address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 8 May at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

For more information about Dark Matter, visit