May 7 (Saturday) 4 pm — The Barnes & Noble Streets at South Point (8030 Renaissance Parkway, Durham) hosts Jay Posey for a signing of his new military science fiction novel Outriders. "Captain Lincoln Suh died on a Wednesday. And things only got harder from there. Snatched out of special operations and thrown headfirst into a secretive new unit, Lincoln finds himself as the team leader for the 519thApplied Intelligence Group, better known as the Outriders."
May 21 (Saturday) 7 pm — Event Horizon Games (1496 Garner Station Blvd, Raleigh) hosts Gabriel Dunston for the book launch party of his graphic novel Purgator Pub Book 2. "Opens with multi-instrumentalist James Olin Odin. Then presentation by yours truly. Then FREE CAKE!"
July 24 (Sunday) 6 pm — 11th annual "Can't Stop the Serenity" charity screening of the Firefly film Serenity.
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Monthly Archives: March 2013
March 29, 2013, DURHAM, NC — Bull Spec is delighted to announce its third annual summer speculative fiction event, to be held Saturday August 3, 2013 at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC from 7 to 9 pm. … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: Ursula Vernon tonight! Then: ConTemporal at UNC-TV, Jeaniene Frost, and Richard Case
Before I get to the imminently forthcoming events, I have to take a quick moment to thank Jaym Gates again for putting the April 23 World Book Night / NC Speculative Fiction Night / Bull Spec Launch Party extravaganza together. It’s … Continue reading
North Carolina Speculative Fiction Night Presented by Bull Spec Magazine Hosted by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and Jaym Gates Celebrating World Book Night, North Carolina Authors, and Bull Spec Magazine Atomic Empire, 7pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3400 Westgate Drive, Suite 14B … Continue reading
Review of Mirage by Jenn Reese (Candlewick Press, March 5, 2013). Mirage is the second volume of the Above World middle grades science fiction series by Jenn Reese. Most middle grades books in the science fiction and fantasy area are fantasy; … Continue reading
Review of The Golden Age of Death by Amber Benson (Ace Feb 26, 2013) This is the fifth volume of Amber Benson’s stories about Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie), the daughter of the Grim Reaper. The Reaper himself is deceased, making Callie the … Continue reading
Friday quick updates: Big event announcements, The Court of Air, book groups, ConTemporal visits UNC-TV, and more
First, two major event announcements, in brief as we’re still working on the full write-ups for both. But, since beans are spilling left and right: Tuesday, April 23, 7 to 9 pm: Durham’s Atomic Empire (formerly Sci-Fi Genre Comics & … Continue reading
Review of The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell The Cadet of Tildor is a new Penguin teen fantasy book which came out January 10, 2013. This is a teen coming-of-age tale featuring a female military academy cadet named Renee de … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: Kotecki/McHugh at Quail Ridge, new James Maxey audiobook, a new monthly sf reading group, and ConTemporal visits UNC-TV
Well, another Friday has come around, and while there’s “only” one event on my calendar this weekend (Nathan Kotecki and PT McHugh at Quail Ridge Books on Saturday at 3 pm) there’s some other things to report as well: James … Continue reading
Review of David Weber’s Shadow of Freedom This is the newest Honor Harrington book, but since this volume depicts events which are occurring simultaneously with those in A Rising Thunder (the previous volume), Honor herself is not present. The story … Continue reading
Even if you’re not heading over to StellarCon today (or Saturday, or Sunday) there’s enough to do in the Triangle this weekend to make a mini-con of it without straying too far from US-15/501. Meanwhile! Mur Lafferty’s superhero novel Playing … Continue reading