Steven Gould, EXO (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday September 20th at 3:00pm
Maria Alexander, MR. WICKER (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hardcover, $27.05) Saturday September 27th at 3:00pm
Terry Shames, DEAD BROKE IN JARRETT CREEK (Seventh Street Books, Trade Paperback, $15.95) Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 pm
Greg Bear, WAR DOGS (Orbit, Hardcover, $25.00) Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm
Look forward to Mira Grant, F. Paul Wilson, the fabulous Litquake LitCrawl (including Cara Black and Kim Stanley Robinson), and many other wonderful authors coming up in the fall!
Details after the break
Steven Gould, EXO (Tor, Hardcover, $25.99) Saturday September 20th at 3:00pm - This sequel to IMPULSE returns us to Steven Gould's beloved world of JUMPER! From the publisher: "Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. This is not as great as you might think it would be -- sure, you can go shopping in Japan and then have tea in London, but it’s hard to keep a secret like that. And there are people, dangerous people, who work for governments and have guns, who want to make you do just this one thing for them. And when you’re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide. Orbital mechanics. But Cent isn’t easily daunted, and neither are Davy and Millie, her parents. She’s going to make some changes in the world." Join us to meet author Steven Gould and get your books signed!
Maria Alexander, MR. WICKER (Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hardcover, $27.05) Saturday September 27th at 3:00pm - From the publisher: "Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. The Librarian is Mr. Wicker -- a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. After committing suicide, Alicia finds herself before the Librarian, who informs her that her lost memory is not only the reason she took her life, but the cause of every bad thing that has happened to her. Alicia spurns Mr. Wicker and attempts to enter the hereafter without the Book that would make her spirit whole. But instead of the oblivion she craves, she finds herself in a psychiatric hold at Bayford Hospital, where the staff is more pernicious than its patients. Child psychiatrist Dr. James Farron is researching an unusual phenomenon: traumatized children whisper to a mysterious figure in their sleep. When they awaken, they forget both the traumatic event and the character that kept them company in their dreams -- someone they call "Mr. Wicker." During an emergency room shift, Dr. Farron hears an unconscious woman talking to Mr. Wicker -- the first time he’s heard of an adult speaking to the presence. Drawn to the mystery, and then to each other, the doctor and Alicia team up to find the memory before it annihilates Alicia for good. To do so they must struggle not only against Mr. Wicker’s passions, but also a powerful attraction that threatens to derail her search, ruin Dr. Farron’s career, and inflame the Librarian’s fury. After all, Mr. Wicker wants Alicia to himself, and will destroy anyone to get what he wants. Even Alicia herself."
Terry Shames, DEAD BROKE IN JARRETT CREEK (Seventh Street Books, Trade Paperback, $15.95) Sunday, October 12th at 3:00 pm - We are delighted to welcome local author Terry Shames for the DEAD BROKE IN JARRETT CREEK launch party! Terry serves on the boards of the Northern California chapters of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and her first two novels have gotten a fantastic reception. In the third novel in the series, her protagonist Samuel Craddock may well be in over his head -- "With the Jarrett Creek bankrupt and the police department in disarray, Samuel Craddock takes on a murder investigation. He discovers that the town's financial woes had nothing to do with incompetence and that murder is only one of the crimes he must solve." We do hope you'll join us to meet Terry and discover Craddock's world.
Greg Bear, WAR DOGS (Orbit, Hardcover, $25.00) Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 pm - Join us to meet the near-legendary Greg Bear and check out his newest novel! From the jacket: "An epic interstellar tale of war from a master of science fiction. The Gurus came in peace, bearing gifts. They were a highly advanced, interstellar species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. The Gurus warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus from sun to sun, planet to planet, across the cosmos. Pundits have taken to calling them the Antagonists -- or Antags -- and they have already established a beachhead on Mars. For all they've done for us, the Gurus would now like our help. Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, a veteran Skyrine (a Marine who is specially trained for off-world combat) who is dropped onto the Red Planet with his band of brothers on a mission to take down as many Antags as possible. But from the moment they're dropped through the thin Martian atmosphere, their mission goes horribly, terribly wrong. From a group of female special ops Skyrines with secret orders, to mysterious humans who've settled on Mars, to the overwhelming and highly-reinforced Antags themselves, Venn and his brothers will face impossible odds just to survive-let alone make it home alive." (Please note, the publisher has informed us that Mr. Bear will sign five additional books for each copy of WAR DOGS purchased at the event.)