[Virtual] Olivie Blake: Alone With You in the Ether

Event graphic of Olivie Blake next to an image of the cover of Alone With You in the Ether
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Join us in celebrating Olivie Blake’s new book Alone With You in the Ether! She will be in conversation with Rebecca Roanhorse. The event will include an author discussion and an audience Q&A.

  • This virtual event requires registration via Eventbrite. 
  • Start time: 7 P.M. 
  • Run time: 45-60 minutes.
  • Location: Zoom.
Registration includes a TICKETED book bundle or a FREE registration option. 
  • If you select the book bundle ticket, the book will include a signed bookplate from Olivie Blake.
  • Book ticket price includes domestic shipping cost. Your book will be mailed to you after the event. Sales tax and service fees will apply to the grand total.
  • No international book orders for this event. 
  • You must register to attend the Zoom webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email in order to access the event. 
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at online@bookpeople.com
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six comes an intimate and contemporary study of time, space, and the nature of love. Alone With You In The Ether explores what it means to be unwell, and how to face the fractures of yourself and still love as if you're not broken.


Two people meet in the Art Institute by chance. Prior to their encounter, he is a doctoral student who manages his destructive thoughts with compulsive calculations about time travel; she is a bipolar counterfeit artist, undergoing court-ordered psychotherapy. By the end of the story, these things will still be true. But this is not a story about endings.

For Regan, people are predictable and tedious, including and perhaps especially herself. She copes with the dreariness of existence by living impulsively, imagining a new, alternate timeline being created in the wake of every rash decision.

To Aldo, the world feels disturbingly chaotic. He gets through his days by erecting a wall of routine: a backbeat of rules and formulas that keep him going. Without them, the entire framework of his existence would collapse.

For Regan and Aldo, life has been a matter of resigning themselves to the blueprints of inevitability – until the two meet. Could six conversations with a stranger be the variable that shakes up the entire simulation?


Olivie Blake (she/her) is the pseudonym of Alexene Farol Follmuth, a lover and writer of stories. She has penned several indie SFF projects, including the webtoon Clara and the Devil with illustrator Little Chmura and the BookTok-viral Atlas series. As Alexene, her young adult rom-com My Mechanical Romance releases May 2022. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, new baby, and rescue pit bull. Find her at olivieblake.com.


Rebecca Roanhorse is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of LightningStorm of LocustsBlack Sun, and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding Award for Best New Writer. She lives in New Mexico with her family.

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