Local Author Dora M. Raymaker
September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a reading from Hoshi and the Red City Circuit, a new novel from Dora M. Raymaker.
Due to their unique neurology, only the enslaved Operator caste can program the quantum computers that run 26th century Red City. When three of the caste are ritually murdered, it’s up to private investigator Hoshi Archer—herself a recently liberated Operator—to help the police solve the case. Things get complicated when one of the victims turns out to be Hoshi’s ex-girlfriend, and power-hungry bureaucrats and old rivals stir up new problems. An immortal, amoral alien may even be involved. To unwind the plot to take over the city, Hoshi must decipher a deadly computer program and learn to communicate with the alien, before it’s too late for the next victim—and the city.
Dora M Raymaker, PhD, is a scientist, writer, multi-media artist, and activist whose work across disciplines focuses on social justice, critical systems thinking, complexity, and the value of diversity. Dora is an Autistic/queer/genderqueer person living in Portland Oregon, conducting community-engaged research at Portland State University, knitting fractals, and communing with the spirit of the City.
Hoshi and the Red City Circuit is Dora M Raymaker’s debut novel. Dora’s short story, set in the same universe, “Heat Seeking Entities” is featured in the anthology Spoon Knife 3: Incursions, also published by Autonomous Press. Dora won the Sledge Hammer 36-hour short story contest in 2011 with the story “Butterflies and Thunder,” and is one of six autistic readers in Ralph James Savarese’s upcoming book See it Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor–wherein, among other things, they discuss Hoshi, and her neurodivergent way of being.
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