Join us for the release of the third book in K. E. Lanning’s Melt Trilogy, Listen to the Birds. A signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Listen to the Birds is the final novel of The Melt Trilogy. It weaves a complex tale of treachery and questions who we are as humans and our relation to the Earth. After the Melt reveals the continent of Antarctica, John Barrous races to find a university expedition, including his daughter and Lowry Walker, kidnapped by a charismatic cult leader. But intrigue reigns as the ensuing turmoil of the rescue operation inadvertently exposes a traitor in his inner circle.
The Melt Trilogy is speculative science fiction with an eco-fiction emphasis and delves into the relationship of humans to the Earth. K.E. Lanning writes in a wry, allegorical style, challenging readers to explore what might occur if ‘The Melt” really happened on Earth. The trilogy includes A Spider Sat Beside Her (2017), The Sting of the Bee (2018), and Listen to the Birds (2019).
K.E. Lanning is a scientist and writer. Born in Houston in 1957, she grew up riding horses rather than bikes in the small town of Friendswood, TX, which was laced with white oyster shell roads and open fields dotted with huge live oaks. But nearby, NASA’s space program shepherded thoughts of astrophysics into her head. Lanning received a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University and an MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston. Lanning is a life-long fan of science fiction. She’s published a series of sci-fi author interviews in the online magazine Futurism, including interviews with authors Hugh Howey, Margaret Atwood, Andy Weir, and Cixin Liu.