In-Person Event: FEED THEM SILENCE by Lee Mandelo

Join us for an in-person event celebrating FEED THEM SILENCE by Lee Mandelo. For this event, Lee Mandelo will be in conversation with August H.A. Clarke.

Please note: Pre-registration for this event is required. By pre-registering, you are verifying that you are fully vaccinated and will wear a mask throughout the entirety of the event. 


Lee Mandelo dives into the minds of wolves in Feed Them Silence, a novella of the near future.

What does it mean to "be-in-kind" with a nonhuman animal? Or in Dr. Sean Kell-Luddon’s case, to be in-kind with one of the last remaining wild wolves? Using a neurological interface to translate her animal subject’s perception through her own mind, Sean intends to chase both her scientific curiosity and her secret, lifelong desire to experience the intimacy and freedom of wolfishness. To see the world through animal eyes; smell the forest, thick with olfactory messages; even taste the blood and viscera of a fresh kill. And, above all, to feel the belonging of the pack.

Sean’s tireless research gives her a chance to fulfill that dream, but pursuing it has a terrible cost. Her obsession with work endangers her fraying relationship with her wife. Her research methods threaten her mind and body. And the attention of her VC funders could destroy her subject, the beautiful wild wolf whose mental world she’s invading.

LEE MANDELO (he/they) is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as Tor.comUncanny MagazineClarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Lee has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.

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Accessibility: This in-person event is hosted in our store, which is an accessible space. Email with questions or to request accommodations.

Event date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
Feed Them Silence By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250824509
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Tordotcom - March 14th, 2023

The Scratch Daughters (The Scapegracers) By H. A. Clarke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645660170
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Erewhon Books - October 25th, 2022