Category Archives: Coming to Town

The Hardest Part/Coming to Town: Jaym Gates on War Stories

It’s been a long time since we had a true “NC Speculative Fiction Night” and for the return of the reading series this Saturday, November 22 at Quail Ridge Books, you can blame Jaym Gates as instigator. As she has … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: Garth Stein for A Sudden Light at Quail Ridge Books

Bestselling and award-winning author Garth Stein is on tour for his latest novel, A Sudden Light, and that tour brings him to Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books tomorrow, Thursday, November 20th at 7:30 pm. A household name for his best-selling novel The Art of … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: Lady Soliloque for NC Speculative Fiction Night at Quail Ridge Books

This Saturday evening (November 22, 7 pm) Quail Ridge Books hosts the next reading event in the NC Speculative Fiction Night series, “From the Trenches to the Stars”, which is bringing together a fantastic panel of six authors for an … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: John and Carole Barrowman for NC Comicon

Article and Interview by Angela and Gerald Blackwell (The Exploding Spaceship) This weekend, Nov 15th and 16th, NC Comicon is being held at the Durham Convention Center. Featured guests include John and Carole Barrowman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Neal Adams, and … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: Jason Strutz for NC Comicon

As I wrote when introdudcing his collaborator’s Hardest Part essay: “I’m a big fan of both Lex Wilson and Jason Strutz, so I was quite excited to see their new 7-day-only “Quickstarter” Kickstarter campaign for their new one-shot comic, KLAY. … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: William Gibson for The Peripheral at Motorco Music Hall, reviewed and interviewed by Richard Butner

This Friday, William Gibson is coming to town for an event at Motorco Music Hall, presented by The Regulator Bookshop, as Gibson tours internationally for his new book, The Peripheral, his first novel since 2010’s New York Times-bestselling Zero History. Gibson came … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: David Weber and Timothy Zahn for HonorCon

Article and Interviews by The Exploding Spaceship (Angela and Gerald Blackwell) This weekend (Oct 31-Nov 2) HonorCon is being held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown. This is a science fiction convention celebrating military science fiction literature and Honor Harrington’s birthday. Most … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part/Coming to Town: Beth Revis on The Body Electric

North Carolina author Beth Revis achieved fantastic critical and commercial success with her Across the Universe series, a young adult science fiction trilogy about “a love out of time and a spaceship built of secrets and murder” that has been … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: Marie Lu for The Young Elites at Flyleaf Books, interviewed by Sharon Stogner

This Wednesday (October 8th) Chapel Hill’s Flyleaf Books welcomes Marie Lu, the bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, for her new young adult novel The Young Elites, out tomorrow from Putnam Juvenile: “Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A … Continue reading

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Coming to Town: Kami Garcia and Carrie Ryan for Garcia’s “Unmarked” at Quail Ridge Books, interviewed by Sharon Stogner

On Friday, October 3, Quail Ridge Books [Facebook] welcomes the NY Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia, for Unmarked, the second novel in her “The Legion” series which began with Unbreakable, where “a supernatural murder leads a young woman to … Continue reading

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