Posts tagged: quail ridge books

The Hardest Part: Lawrence M. Schoen on Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard

Posted on 2016-01-22 at 18:6 by montsamu

Author Lawrence M. Schoen is a busy man. When he's not holding court as one of the world's foremost experts on Klingon, or adding new Conroyverse stories featuring everyone's favorite oxygen-producing buffalito (think: miniature genetically-engineered buffalo the size of small cats which eat anything and fart oxygen, quite useful in space, eh?), or attending about a dozen conventions per year at which he is a panelist on Star Trek, writing, hypnosis, neuroscience, and more -- oh, did I mention he was a

Posted in The Hardest Part | Tagged flyleaf books, lawrence m schoen, quail ridge books

Coming to Town: Julia Elliott for The New and Improved Romie Futch, at Quail Ridge Books and The Regulator Bookshop

Posted on 2015-10-22 at 18:34 by montsamu

South Carolina author Julia Elliott's remarkable collection The Wilds was one of the best books of 2014. I absolutely loved it: Levitating old church ladies warning their granddaughters against hellfire; Exoskeleton-assisted escapes from nursing homes; The dogpocalypse; Every story a miniature world we get to step into for a little while. With her new book The New and Improved Romie Futch, we get a story we get to step into for novel length, complete with taxidermy and cybernetics and biotechnology and a

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged julia elliott, quail ridge books, the regulator bookshop

Coming to Town: Robert Beatty for Serafina and the Black Cloak at Quail Ridge Books and Triangle Reads Moveable Feast

Posted on 2015-09-15 at 19:10 by montsamu

Asheville author Robert Beatty has a problem we might wish on all of our favorite authors: his Disney-Hyperion debut novel Serafina and the Black Cloak is selling more quickly than it can be restocked, even by online behemoths and Barnes & Noble. Historically-set at the end of the 19th century, the novel opens with the eponymous Serafina skulking through the shadows of the recently-completely Biltmore House, hunting rats. Before long, however, she's stumbled onto something far worse: a mysterious

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged quail ridge books, robert beatty

Coming to Town: Christopher Moore for Secondhand Souls at Quail Ridge Books

Posted on 2015-09-02 at 12:0 by montsamu

New York Times bestselling comic fantasy author Christopher Moore was last in town the May before last in support of The Serpent of Venice, the second of his novels after Fool to feature "Pocket", Moore's expanded and hilarious reinvention of The Fool from King Lear. He's also the author of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal and Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art in which the apparent suicide of one Vincent van Gogh is investigated by a baker with whom van Gogh happens to have attended art

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged christopher moore, quail ridge books

Coming to Town: Kim Harrison for The Drafter at Quail Ridge Books, interviewed by Sharon Stogner

Posted on 2015-08-25 at 16:49 by montsamu

Speaking of NY Times bestselling authors who are no strangers to the Triangle area, Kim Harrison may be breaking our unofficial records with her third local stop in 18 months. She was here last March for The Undead Pool, and again last September for The Witch with No Name as she concluded her long-running "Hollows" urban fantasy series in high style. This time, Harrison will be in town to kick off a new SF thriller series called "The Peri Reed Chronicles" set in a future Detroit, where: "Double-crossed by

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged kim harrison, quail ridge books, sharon stogner

Coming to Town: John Scalzi for The End of All Things at Quail Ridge Books

Posted on 2015-08-10 at 15:54 by montsamu

John Scalzi is getting to be quite the regular visitor to the Triangle area on his book tours, as we've been fortunate enough to have him come to town on his The Human Division tour in 2013 and not one but two stops on his Lock In tour in 2014, and! of course, his Guest of Honor stint this past May at ConCarolinas. And now! To promote the release of his 11th novel The End of All Things, Scalzi is on tour again, and once again it's Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books which is playing host. So, for those in the

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged john scalzi, quail ridge books

Coming to Town: Marie Brennan for Voyage of the Basilisk, at Quail Ridge Books and Flyleaf Books, with Mary Robinette Kowal

Posted on 2015-05-11 at 14:33 by montsamu

Fantasy author Marie Brennan is on tour for Voyage of the Basilisk, the third novel in her Memoirs of Lady Trent series which began with the World Fantasy Award nominated A Natural History of Dragons. Once again, she's touring with fellow fantasy novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, and this time, as Kowal and I hoped at about this time last year in Kowal's now-yearly return to her Raleigh hometown, Brennan will be joining Kowal for not one but three reading in North Carolina next week: Monday (May 18th) at

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged flyleaf books, lady trent, malaprops bookstore, marie brennan, mary robinette kowal, quail ridge books

Coming to Town: Fred Chappell for "Familiars", interviewed by Warren Rochelle

Posted on 2014-12-08 at 14:42 by montsamu

This Wednesday at Quail Ridge Books marks the first of three Triangle-area readings for North Carolina's own Fred Chappell. While I personally know his work best for his short speculative fiction (particularly his "shadow" stories in F&SF) he has enchanted readers of every mode, from Southern novels, to the horrors of Dagon, poetry to prose. It is for his poems that he returns this year, for a new chapbook Familiars: Poems from Louisiana State University Press, for readings at the aforementioned Quail Ridge

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged flyleaf books, fred chappell, quail ridge books, the regulator bookshop, warren rochelle

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

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