Hello and welcome to Friday February 8th. There are several events early next week, and of course Cory Doctorow at Flyleaf Books next Saturday (the 16th), and Brandon Sanderson at Quail Ridge Books the following Wednesday (the 20th) — and also some brief news notes and mentions:
- The latest episode of the Carolina Book Beat podcast is my hour-long talk from January about 2012 and 2013 in local and regional sf/f books: http://carolinabookbeat.com/2013/02/07/the-latest-from-carolina-book-beat-36/
- Hey Triangle area hackerspace and makerspace folks: Cory Doctorow wants you to talk about your projects ahead of his reading at Flyleaf Books, per his podcast: http://craphound.com/?p=4479
- The Exploding Spaceship returns with a review of the newest Liaden Universe novel, NECESSITY’S CHILD by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller: http://bullspec.com/2013/02/05/the-exploding-spaceship-reviews-necessitys-child-by-sharon-lee-and-steve-miller/
- New local author story: “The Last Gamble” by Paul Celmer, in Nihilist Sci Fi: http://nihilistscifi.com/2013/02/05/the-last-gamble-by-paul-celmer/ — Opening line: “Abrams stood in a gutter that lined a trash-strewn street on a world that was a bit too far from his own. He wondered if he was being set up.”
Now, the upcoming events blast:
11 (Monday) 5 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts PETER LERANGIS – Children’s Fantasy With The Colossus Rises.
11 (Monday) 7 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts Breathless Reads YA Tour: Meet Five Up and Coming Young Adult Authors – Fiona Paul (Venom), Beth Revis (Shades of Earth), Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms), Elizabeth Richards (Black City), and Jess Spotswood (Born Wicked). More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/531303460234320/
12 (Tuesday) 7 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts Peter Lerangis, The Seven Wonders Book One: The Colossus Rises.
16 (Saturday) 2 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts Cory Doctorow for Homeland, sequel to Little Brother. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/530598563635194/
16 (Saturday) 9 pm til late — Davenport and Winkleperry hosts The Clockwork Ball: A Steampunk Party. “Attention Pilots of Airships and their Crews, Mad Scientists, Explorers of the Unknown, Admirers of Verbosity, Respecters of the Strange, Those Lost in the Throes of Opium or Absinthe, Teetotalers, Scallywags, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dandies, Fops, and Urchins… Our next event will be on Saturday February 16th, 2013 and… will feature a live performance by the outstanding FABLE CRY. Hosted by that darling duo, Emmett Davenport & Lady Nikolai Attercop. They will be spinning Jazz, Blues, Swing, Dark Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, & Dance music from times gone by or times that never were. Doors at 8pm; Music begins at 9pm. Admission: 18+, 21+ to Drink; $5. Appropriate Attire is Encouraged, but never required.” More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/434531459951000/
20 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm – Quail Ridge Books again hosts best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, this time for the conclusion of The Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. In addition, special guest Harriet McDougal will be joining Sanderson for the event. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/484713371567840/