Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main Branch

August 7
6 p.m.

The Quiet Reading Room at the Carnegie Library in Oakland will have an atmosphere of sci-fi excitement and anticipation when Thomas Sweterlitsch visits with his debut novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow which is set in Pittsburgh.

The final installment in the 2014 season of Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main, Pittsburgh fiction author Thomas Sweterlitsch will be on hand this Thursday for a book talk, reading and signing.

Set in the years following a devastating accident that destroys Pittsburgh, Tomorrow and Tomorrow follows grieving protagonist John Dominic Blaxton as he seeks to make sense of the people and places that have been lost.

Blaxton soon becomes consumed by the Archive, a digital regeneration that enables him to see and connect with Pittsburgh pre-accident. In Blaxton’s fixation with the Archive, he uncovers a sinister secret that he is eager to unfold.

Having already earned high praise and numerous accolades, Tomorrow and Tomorrow—described as “a Blade Runner meets Google Glass dystopian mystery”—has been sold in four countries and is a candidate for a film adaptation by Sony.

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Sweterlitsch, who has a master’s from CMU, worked at the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for twelve years.

Co-presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Writers LIVE @ CLP-Main is a free series devoted to authors with a connection to Pittsburgh, either in their personal lives or their work.

This capstone event featuring a rapidly rising Pittsburgh sci-fi author is not-to-miss. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested and can be made online or by phone at 412-622-8866.

Maeve McAllister

Maeve has just completed her freshman year at Wellesley College, where she plans to major in Economics. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, and a lifelong resident of Shadyside, she is a graduate of The Ellis School. Maeve is happy to be back in Pittsburgh for the summer and, when away at college, she remains passionate about Pittsburgh and her Pug Dog, Perry.