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Sunday, March 17, 2024 9:30 AM | Broad Universe Treasurer (Administrator)

Celebrate Broads' Spring 2024 Releases!

Dive in and “Be the Sea!” with Clara Ward's newest novel

Title: Be the Sea
Author: Clara Ward

In the near future, marine scientist Wend Taylor heaves themself aboard a zero-emissions boat skippered by the elusive nature photographer Viola Yang and crewed by Viola’s younger cousin, Aljon.

Guided by instinct, ocean dreams, and a shared birthday in 1972, they barter stories for passage across the Pacific.

Story by story, the trio rethink secrets, flying dreams, and how they experience their own minds.

When they reach Hawaiʻi and prepare to part ways, opportunity and mystery pull them closer together as Wend navigates an ever-shifting future, complicated by bioengineered microbes and a plot to silence scientists, entangled with inexplicable dreams and a calling to Be the Sea.

“Be the Sea is a significant book in the way it talks about communication, community, and neurodiversity.” 

Nebula-winning writer Cat Rambo

Clara will appear at:

March 28-31: Norwescon in Seattle, WA as a panelist 

  • Friday, Mar 29 at 4 pm Book Launch party in Presidential Suite
  • Saturday, March 30 at 8 pm Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading in Cascade 10

April 7 at 2 pm: author event at Capital Books in Sacramento, CA

Clara Ward lives in Silicon Valley on the border between reality and speculative fiction. When not using words to teach or tell stories, Clara uses wood, fiber, and glass to make practical or completely impractical objects. Their short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Decoded Pride, Small Wonders, and as a postcard from Thinking Ink Press. Discover more about them at clarawardauthor.wordpress.com

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