Strange California: A Speculative Fiction Anthology funding on Kickstarter through Fri, Oct 28 2016 2:59 AM EDT.
October 27 (Thursday) 6 pm -- Flyleaf Books hosts Megan Shepherd and John Claude Bemis for their new middle-grade novels The Secret Horses of Briar Hill and The Wooden Prince. Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult books, and The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is her debut middle-grade novel. Shepherd lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and a dog. John Claude Bemis is an award-winning author, musician, and educator. His novels include The Prince Who Fell from the Sky and the Clockwork Dark Trilogy. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Education for his work in the schools as an author-educator and served as North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate in 2013. John lives with his wife and daughter in Hillsborough, NC.
October 28-30 (Friday to Sunday) — Military science fiction convention HonorCon 2016 at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown with authors David Weber, Charles Gannon, Christopher Nuttall, Greg Cox, and Steve White, and media guest Claudia Christian (Babylon 5).
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- Paul Kincaid’s From the Other Side, September 2016: Christopher Priest’s The Gradual, Alastair Reynolds’ Revenger, Jonathan L. Howard, P.S. Publishing, and more
- Paul Kincaid’s From the Other Side, August 2016: The Arthur C. Clarke Awards, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Nalini Singh, Martin MacInnes, Gaie Sebold, Jeff Noon, and more
- September Newsletter: Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh, The Bookmarks Festival, Colson Whitehead, W. Scott Poole, and (in October) Marie Lu and Jonathan Lethem
- Coming to Town: W. Scott Poole for In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death, and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Scuppernong Books, reviewed by Nick Mamatas
- Statement on suspending The Exploding Spaceship column
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Congratulations to Hillsborough author James Maxey, whose second fantasy series for Solaris Books has just doubled in size. Quickly on the heels of January’s Greatshadow is book 2 of The Dragon Apocalypse, Hush: “The invulnerable, super-strong warrior Infidel has a … Continue reading
Photos: Notes: Wow. For the first day of a brand new convention, there was a lot of energy, lots and lots of art, and things just went really smoothly. Well done! It is pretty hard to fit even two years … Continue reading
Registration for ConTemporal opens today at 12 pm, at which time you can also start registering for the various author Salons — intimate 10-person conversations with many of the guest authors and artists of the convention. As for me, I … Continue reading
I’m looking forward to setting up a Bull Spec and local authors display on Artists Alley tomorrow, but for today, which officially kicks off ConTemporal with this evenings dinner and concert festivities, I want to simply introduce you to the … Continue reading
Local author (and 3-time fiction contributor, 3-time non-fiction contributor, and incoming Bull Spec fiction co-editor!) Natania Barron is ConTemporal Bound — though she doesn’t exactly have far to go. She’s posted her panel schedule, which includes a 10-person salon discussion … Continue reading
Why yes, it’s still ConTemporal week, with festivities getting started with Thursday evenings Guest of Honor dinner and concert (does anybody know if tickets are still available for these?) and continuing all weekend. I don’t have much to add today, … Continue reading
It’s ConTemporal Week here in the Triangle, with things getting started with the guest of honor dinner this Thursday and continuing through closing ceremonies (and beyond to one last Maker swap meet) on Sunday. I’ll be there Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading
First: I hope as many of you as humanly possible were among the 40+ who went to see and hear Kevin Hearne at Flyleaf Books last Tuesday, and were able to do more than stop by Jeremy Whitley’s Princeless event … Continue reading