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

Posted on 2014-11-20 at 21:40 by montsamu

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 been as long as I've known her, she's been a busy author and editor of late -- most recently and notably a story in Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters  and co-editing the anthology of which this essay speaks -- not to mention her continuing work as the Communications Director for SFWA and several

Posted in Coming to Town, The Hardest Part | Tagged jaym gates, quail ridge books, war stories

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

Posted on 2014-11-19 at 12:0 by montsamu

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 Racing in the Rain, Stein returns with his first adult novel in six years, a true Pacific Northwest ghost story, turning the haunted manor of a timber magnate into a multi-generational playground and storyboard. Told alternately as a coming-of-age ghost

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged a sudden light, garth stein, quail ridge books

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

Posted on 2014-11-18 at 20:38 by montsamu

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 evening of military science fiction and interstellar fantasy. It's for the latter where my interviewee today comes in. Charlotte author Lady Soliloque is the author of Immortalis Venatio: The Immortal Game and Enoch the Traveler: Tempestas Viator among other books and stories

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged enoch the traveler, lady soliloque, nc speculative fiction night, quail ridge books

Coming to Town: John and Carole Barrowman for NC Comicon

Posted on 2014-11-14 at 6:46 by angelablackwell


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 Sean Murphy. See the entire guest list and download a schedule at Some highlights of the schedule include a panel with John and Carole, the US premiere of a new Kung Fu Panda short, a Lego panel with the editor of BrickJournal magazin

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged carole barrowman, John Barrowman, nc comicon

Coming to Town: Jason Strutz for NC Comicon

Posted on 2014-11-10 at 21:18 by montsamu

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. Strutz was (along with Jeremy Whitley) one of my first Bull Spec interviews, for their Order of Dagonet comics, and he went on to do two print issue covers and other interior illustration for me, and I’ve also enjoyed his fantastic work on David Foland’s Pizzula, befor

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged jason strutz, nc comicon

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

Posted on 2014-11-04 at 18:59 by montsamu

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 to Durham on his tour for that book as well (photo, below/left) -- it was a fantastic event and we're expecting no less this time around. Below, Raleigh author Richard Butner reviews The Peripheral and interviews Gibson about the book. I hope

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged motorco music hall, richard butner, the peripheral, the regulator bookshop, william gibson

Coming to Town: David Weber and Timothy Zahn for HonorCon

Posted on 2014-10-29 at 14:40 by angelablackwell


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 of the events feature David Weber’s Honorverse which now has a new participant, Timothy Zahn. A Call to Duty by David Weber and Timothy Zahn was released on October 7 (see review here). This is the first volume in a

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged baen, david weber, honorcon, Timothy Zahn

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

Posted on 2014-10-16 at 18:11 by montsamu

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 translated into more than 20 languages. For The Body Electric, Revis once again offers a young adult science fiction novel, this time focused on memory, identity, and trust: "The future world is at peace. Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift

Posted in Coming to Town, The Hardest Part | Tagged beth revis, flyleaf books, quail ridge books

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

Posted on 2014-10-06 at 18:11 by montsamu

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 decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged flyleaf books, marie lu, sharon stogner, the young elites

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

Posted on 2014-10-01 at 15:44 by montsamu

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 join a secret society, the Legion of the Black Dove." Joining Garcia for the event is Charlotte author Carrie Ryan, author of the chilling The Forest of Hands and Teeth series. Quoth the bookstore: "Join us as they converse on writing and

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged carrie ryan, kami garcia, quail ridge books, sharon stogner

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