Toronto Lit Up: City of Sensors
April 30 at 7pm
You are invited to the virtual launch of City of Sensors with author A.M. Todd on April 30 at 7 pm ET. Join Saba Mirza, the MC of the evening, at OBJX Studio in Toronto as A.M. Todd reads a selection from her new book and guests Kristine Sahagun and Calder Hutchinson read from their own short fiction.
Thoughtful and eerily prophetic, City of Sensors shines a light on a digital future rapidly becoming our reality. In a city where everything is recorded by data—from the coffee you drink to your most intimate secrets—Data Detective Frank Southwood, down on his luck and saddled with a gambling addiction, faces jail time if he can’t pay his debts. Working for an elite body of detectives who use big data for police work, Frank gets the case that might make his career when he begins investigating a high-profile money laundering ring. Meanwhile, he meets and falls for Jenny, a political activist with ties to the criminal underworld. Desperate to pay his debts, Frank makes a dirty bribery deal with Jenny’s fellow criminals, but soon his investigation leads him back to the criminals he himself works for. Forced to choose between putting Jenny in jail or else an innocent man in her place, Frank pushes the limits of morality in a world in which justice can seem preordained. You can get your copy of the book from Now Or Never Publishing here.
This event will take place in person at OBJX Studio, 100 Symes Road, Unit 200a in Toronto. Please RSVP through the registration button above.
Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and January 2022, Toronto Lit Up has produced 128 events that launched 152 books by 226 local authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.