July 28 (Thursday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts Tony Daniel for the local launch party of his new novel: "Prolific fantasy author (Guardian of Night) Tony Daniel visits on Thursday, July 28, at 7 pm with The Dragon Hammer, the first installment of the saga of Wulf von Dunstig, the 16-year-old third son of a duke destined for an uneventful life as a ranger. But when destiny comes calling, there is only Wulf to answer. After a devastating invasion of his native land, Wulf must rally the peaceful valley of Shenandoah, and free his family and land from the grip of intruders controlled by vampiric evil. It’s time to grow up. It’s time to fight for what is right. It’s time to wield the Dragon Hammer. For ages 14+."
July 29 (Friday) 7 pm — The Dangerous Ladies 2.0 Tour visits Flyleaf Books: "Beth Revis, Gwenda Bond, Megan Miranda, and Megan Shepherd celebrate their latest young adult releases with a panel and book signing! Join us for a spectacular evening discussing these DANGEROUS LADIES and their amazing novels for teens! Fantasy readers, Sci-Fi enthusiasts, thrill seekers, and lovers of contemporary realism can all find something to enjoy in one of the books by these great Southern authors."
August 1 (Monday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts bestselling Dutch fantasist Thomas Olde Heuvelt: "Thomas Olde Heuvelt joins us on Monday, August 1, at 7 pm with Hex. In this English language debut by the Dutch novelist — and Hugo and World Fantasy award nominee — a 17th century woman accused of witchcraft puts a curse on the town before being put to death. Now in the 21st century, the townspeople must keep their secret or face death themselves. To ensure that the residents conform, a team monitors input from 24/7 surveillance. But is the town really safe, especially in the age of social media? This new voice in dark fantasy will have you keeping your lights on if you read this at night."
August 2 (Tuesday) 7 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts Drew Magary (author of "The Postmortal") for his new novel The Hike. "When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects."
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Monthly Archives: July 2012
OK. Let’s see these flyers posted all over the Triangle, please? Color PDF: orbit-2012-august-v1 Black and white PDF: orbit-2012-august-v1-bw Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/326070144135719/ If handing out or stacking on a giveaway table, the handout PDF handout-2012-july-v4 (b/w version: handout-2012-july-v4-bw) are … Continue reading
Some quick-hitting notes for the end of July: Tickets for tomorrow’s (Sunday) Raleigh Browncoats charity screening of Serenity (the Firefly movie) are SOLD OUT — they will not be available at the door, etc. Looking forward to seeing people out … Continue reading
Today (Monday July 23): Special Star Trek: The Next Generation episode screenings across the Triangle (and NC, and…)
As I mentioned in the June newsletter, tonight (Monday July 23) Star Trek: The Next Generation is back on the big screen to celebrate its 25th anniversary with two hand-picked episodes, with three Triangle-area theaters among many state- and nation-wide, … Continue reading
There are two events I’d like to tell you all about, both taking place the weekend of August 4-5. The first is on Saturday, August 4, at Asheville’s Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, from 7 to 9 pm. Continuing a “tradition” which started … Continue reading
It never really fails that as soon as I get a new flyer put together, and some copies printed, a new event comes along. Well, no surprise, as the author of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, Steven Erikson, … Continue reading
While there are more events going on than fit onto one page just now, here’s the current event handout/flyer. Spread it far and wide! [scribd id=99389902 key=key-24l4bossn9kl1rl163pb mode=list]