This month we talk to none other than Ann Leckie about her new book Provenance. And after that we have Paul Craddock, materials scientist from the British Museum to talk about what makes a historical object authentic.
Plot of Provenance
Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright.
A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.
Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.
About Ann Leckie
About Paul Craddock
- British Museum Bio
- Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries (on Amazon)
- Article on frauds and fakes