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Monday, June 11, 2018, 18:15 - 20:30

            PANA9765

              

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The Naked World is volume two in dystopian science fiction (SF) trilogy the Jubilee Cycle, which is set in a near future Tokyo where all actions—from blinking to sexual intercourse—are intellectual properties owned by corporations that charge licensing fees. 

In volume one, Cash Crash Jubilee, Amon Kenzaki works as a Liquidator, apprehending bankrupt citizens and banishing them to bankdeath camps, until he is charged unjustly for an incredibly expensive action called jubilee and begins to slip towards bankruptcy in his quest for answers.

In volume two, The Naked World, Amon seeks megaconglomerate heiress, Rashana Birla, the one person that might help him unravel the mystery of jubilee, and travels into the District of Dreams, a bankdeath camp located on a manmade island in Tokyo Bay. There he teams up with a group of outcasts to resist the Philanthropy Syndicate and expose a heinous secret at the heart of the action-transaction market.

The Jubilee Cycle trilogy is published by American publisher Skyhorse. Publisher’s Weekly calls Cash Crash Jubilee an “intricate tale of a digitally claustrophobic future,” the Midwest Book Review describes The Naked World as “narrative driven storytelling of the first order” and the Barnes & Noble SF&F blog offers the following summary of the series: 

 

"A world pulled straight from the best episode of Black Mirror never made… Cash Crash Jubilee is an unheralded gem of new wave cyberpunk, and the sequel takes things to the next level.The final volume of the trilogy, A Diamond Dream, is due for release in 2019.

 

Eli K.P William, Canadian author of The Jubilee Cycle, has worked in Tokyo as a Japanese-English translator for nearly a decade. In addition to his fiction writing, he has contributed articles to such media as The Japan TimesTor.comWriter’s Digest, and Now Magazine, and his writing in Japanese was published for the first time this year in literary journal The Subaru

 

More information about William, The Naked World, and The Jubilee Cycle can be found at www.elikpwilliam.com

 

The library committee is offering a cocktail party–"Meet the Author"–starting at 6:15 pm, followed by dinner at 6:45 pm (Menu: Grilled Chicken with Rock Salt and Lime / Seasonal Salad / Bread / Strawberry Cake / Coffee or Tea). Drinks can be ordered on a cash basis from the bar in the room. Book Break charges are 2,100yen / 3,500yen (members / non-members) per person. The member price is applicable to members’ guests.

To FCCJ members: Sign up now at the reception desk (03-3211-3161) or on the FCCJ website. To help us plan proper seating and food preparation, please reserve in advance, preferably by noon of the day of the event. Those without reservations will be turned away once available seats are filled. Reservations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

To non-members: Sign up now at the reception desk by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Please reserve and pay in advance by Wednesday, June 6th. Those without reservations will be turned away once available seats are filled. No refund is available unless the event is cancelled for the reasons on our part.

 

(The talk will be in English)

 

 

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