Adult Book Club Episode 31: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Adult Book Club
This episode features Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. Spoilers are between the 56 – 1:39 minute marks. We discuss the layout of the book, the characters and the believability of Mandel’s version of time travel. We also discuss whether or not we believe we are living in a simulation and our feelings towards that. We finish with our usual segments where we learn about Taja’s podcast addiction, make an apology and give you our latest random recommendation. Enjoy!
The one, the only Emily St. John Mandel joins A Mighty Blaze for the Season 6 Finale! The Thoughtful Bro host Mark Cecil talked with the award-winning author about her work process and her many bestselling titles, including STATION ELEVEN, THE GLASS HOTEL, THE LOLA QUARTET, and her latest, SEA OF TRANQUILITY. Hosted by Trisha Blanchet
#7: Book Lovers, Emily St. John Mandel and our favourite actors w/ Vaibhav Sharma
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in which Vaibhav and I gush an unhealthy amount over our all favourite literary things and actors (Colin Morgan (mine), Helena Bonham Carter (Vaibhav)) and kept forgetting important names heheheVaibhav's Instagram: https://instagram.com/autumnalways_?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Vaibhav's Review of Cobalt Blue: https://www.filmcompanion.in/readers-articles/cobalt-blue-netlfix-is-well-made-but-left-the-reader-in-me-unsatisfied/amp/If you want to get in touch, here are my contact details! Instagram: @wellreadwitch | Email: email@example.com
#1767 Emily St. John Mandel “Sea of Tranquility” | The Book Show
The Book Show
Emily St. John Mandel is the award-winning, best-selling author of “Station Eleven” and “The Glass Hotel.” She returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 500-years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. Her new book is “Sea of Tranquility.”
Writing Science Fiction with NYT Bestseller Emily St. John Mandel
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Bestseller Emily St. John Mandel is well versed in the realm of writing science fiction novels. Drawing upon decades of story elements from her favorite sci-fi books, she creates stories that are true to herself while sticking to the rules of the genre. Emily has written six novels, winning notable acclaim from people like President Barack Obama, and had Station Eleven adapted for TV by HBO. To purchase her latest novel, Sea of Tranquility, follow the link below. From Amazon.com: EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL is the author of six novels, including Sea of Tranquility, The Glass Hotel, and Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into thirty-two languages. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In this episode, you’ll discover: Who is Olive? How to write yourself into a character Why does post-apoc do so well? Why characters are always more important than setting How involved Emily was with Station Eleven’s adaptation Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Zach Bohannon - https://zachbohannon.com/ Emily St. John Mandel - http://www.emilymandel.com/ Sea of Tranquility - https://mybook.to/SeaofTranquility Three Story Method: Writing Scenes - https://books2read.com/threestorymethodws Best of BookTook - https://bestofbooktok.com/ The Carbon Almanac - https://books2read.com/carbonalmanac Story Rubric - http://storyrubric.com Nonfic Rubric - http://nonficrubric.com Scene Rubric - http://scenerubric.com Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/ *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersink/support
Emily St. John Mandel on Time Travel, Parenting and the Apocalypse
The Ezra Klein Show
“Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel was published in 2014. That book imagined the world after a pandemic had wiped out, well, almost everyone. It’s a gorgeous novel with a particular emotional power: it helps you grieve a life you still have. But then came a real pandemic, not as lethal as the one Mandel imagined, but a shock nonetheless. And “Station Eleven” — already a beloved international best seller — found a second life. Mandel became known as a pandemic prophet. “Station Eleven” became an acclaimed HBO Max series.“Sea of Tranquility” by Mandel is written from within the hothouse of that strange kind of celebrity. The author put a version of herself in there, struggling with fame and parenthood and quarantine and too much travel. But there are also moon colonies, and time travel, and hints that we live in a computer simulation. If “Station Eleven” explores how calamity could change the world, “Sea of Tranquility” wonders what happens if it doesn’t.This conversation begins in the weirdness of the simulation hypothesis, but winds its way to much more fundamental questions of being human right now. There is so much we could lose, so much we already have lost; why is it so hard to live with the gratitude our lives should inspire, or the seriousness the moment demands?Mentioned:“The Power of Patience” by Jennifer L. RobertsThis Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub“Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?” by Nick BostromBook recommendations:Scary Monsters by Michelle de KretserIll Will by Dan ChaonSuite Française by Irène NémirovskyThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of “The Ezra Klein Show” at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from all our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld; audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Our executive producer is Irene Noguchi. Special thanks to Kristin Lin and Kristina Samulewski.
EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL’s five previous novels include The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, has been translated into 35 languages, and is the basis for the HBO Max series by the same name. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“I love being immersed in the grand project of a novel. When I was a kid, I was drawn to books about secret worlds, like The Secret Garden, or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe where you disappear to the back of a wardrobe…” How many times have you re-read Emily St. John Mandel’s genre-blending novels Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel? Emily joins us on the show to talk about her latest novel Sea of Tranquility — our April 2022 Barnes & Noble Book Club pick — along with what she loves most about writing, breaking the rules of time + space, how character development makes an imaginary world real, the writers and books who inspire her, and more with Poured Over’s host, Miwa Messer. And we end the episode with a TBR Topoff segment featuring Margie and Marc. Featured Books: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu The Executioner’s Song by Normal Mailer Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky White Teeth by Zadie Smith Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and mixed by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional bonus episodes on Saturdays). A full transcript of this episode is available here.
Adult Book Club Episode 20: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Adult Book Club
This episode features Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Spoilers are between the 1:03 and 1:48 minute marks. We discuss the format of the book and how well all the different characters lives are weaved throughout it. We also discuss what we would miss most about life if we survived the Georgian Flu with Kirsten as well as some of the differences between the book and show during our spoilers within spoilers’ section.