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     "Survival is insufficient." -- Seven of Nine, Star Trek: Voyager

    Station Eleven begins in the present, as child actress Kirsten Raymonde watches actor Arthur Leander die onstage during a performance of King Lear. Outside, the world is being consumed by a virulent flu that will rapidly lay waste to most of humanity. As this layered novel unfolds, author Emily St. John Mandel follows her characters through time, in flashbacks providing back story, in the present as characters realize what is happening, and fifteen years forward as Kirsten and other survivors make their way through the broken landscape that remains.

    Station Eleven resource guide (PDF)

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    Emily St. John Mandel is the author of  Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award. A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband and child.

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