Emily Hamilton with Katherine Arden: The Stars Too Fondly

Book Launch Celebration!
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Join us for an evening with Burlington author Emily Hamilton to celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Stars Too Fondly.  Part space odyssey, part sapphic rom-com, Emily weaves a suspenseful, charming, and irresistibly joyous tale of fierce friendship, improbable love, and wonder as vast as the universe itself in this breathtaking novel. Emily will be in conversation with Katherine Arden.

About the book: So, here’s the thing: Cleo and her friends really, truly didn’t mean to steal this spaceship.

They just wanted to know why, twenty years ago, the entire Providence crew vanished without a trace. But then the stupid dark matter engine started all on its own, and now these four twenty-somethings are en route to Proxima Centauri, unable to turn around, and being harangued by a snarky hologram that has the face and attitude of the ship’s missing captain, Billie.

Cleo has dreamt of being an astronaut all her life, and Earth is kind of a lost cause at this point, so this should be one of those blessings in disguise that people talk about. But as the ship gets deeper into space, the laws of physics start twisting, old mysteries come crawling back to life, and Cleo’s initially combative relationship with Billie turns into something deeper and more desperate than either woman was prepared for.

Lying somewhere in the subspace between science fantasy and sapphic rom-com, The Stars Too Fondly is a soaring near-future adventure about dark matter and alternate dimensions, leaving home and finding family, and the galaxy-saving power of letting yourself love and be loved.

Emily Hamilton is a science fiction author who writes about women kissing in space. She is also an award-winning staff writer at the alt-weekly newspaper Seven Days. She lives in Burlington, Vermont, with her wife and their tiny dog Mimi.

Katherine Arden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces Quartet. In addition to writing, she enjoys aimless travel, growing vegetables, and running wild through the woods with her dog, Moose. She lives in Vermont.

DATE: Tuesday, June 11th, 7:00pm

LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington, 191 Bank Street, downtown Burlington

TICKETS: $3. Your ticket comes with a coupon for $3 off one copy of the author's book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the registration link below, or at the door. 

BOOKS: Signed copies of The Stars Too Fondly will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on June 11th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.