September 6 (Tuesday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts Sabaa Tahir for A Torch Against the Night, “the highly anticipated sequel to her acclaimed debut, An Ember in the Ashes. The follow-up novel continues Tahir’s suspenseful tale of rebellion in a land of oppression and fear. . Catch up to the action with Ember, a captivating tale with “… the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”— Public Radio International. For ages 14+.” Renee Ahdieh, the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger, will be joining Sabaa as her “in conversation” partner.
September 22 (Thursday) 7 pm — The Regulator Bookshop (The Durham Armory) Colson Whitehead, “The Underground Railroad”. Whitehead is the author of the brilliant post-apocalyptic zombie novel Zone One. Here: “Prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead comes to The Regulator to discuss his new book, The Underground Railroad, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage, and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. This will be a ticketed event. Two tickets come with each purchase of the book ($27.00), or tickets without a book are $10.00 each. Books with tickets may be purchased at the store, through our web site, or at the door. Admission tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission tickets may be used as credit toward a book purchase at the event.” Note for the curious: in Whitehead’s retelling, the Underground Railroad is indeed an underground railway of tunnels and train cars. Don’t miss this!
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Monthly Archives: November 2010
If you’ve got somebody on your list who loves genre fiction, there’s been a locally written book published either this year or late last year which is perfect for them. While gift certificates are great (Check IndieBound for bookstores near … Continue reading
Whew. December is nearly upon us. After you recover from the weekend’s turkey-coma, wake up! December is getting off to a good start: Now: The November/December issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF) includes the short story … Continue reading
It’s been way too long since I last talked acceptances, so: Raleigh’s Dale Mettam, “We Don’t Do Quests”. Humorous fantasy. 3000 words. Amber Sistla, “Fadeout”. Near future science fiction. 2500 words. Charlottesville, VA’s Don Norum. “A Mathematician’s Apology”. Science fiction. … Continue reading
Durham Magazine’s Matt Dees blogs about Bull Spec, the issue #3 launch party at Flyleaf Books this Saturday afternoon, and next Thursday’s NC Speculative Fiction Night and says: “Pick up a copy if you want to be on the cutting edge … Continue reading
Less than a week to the issue #3 launch party! A video walkthrough! And some reviews of #3 are coming in.
Hey there! It’s less than a week to the issue #3 launch party at Chapel Hill’s Flyleaf Books. It’s a great lineup, with: Pittsboro science fiction and fantasy author David Drake, who is planning to read from next year’s Out of the … Continue reading