AUGUST 2015 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Tuesday Sep 1
JOHN SCALZI INTRODUCES NEW SCI FI NOVEL

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1; 7 PM
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JOHN SCALZI, acclaimed science fiction writer, will introduce The End of All Things. It takes over where The Human Division left off – returning the reader to Scalzi’s thrilling universe in which humans have expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Who is behind these attacks and how can humanity’s union remain intact so they don’t risk oblivion, and extinction—and the end of all things? TOR

Scalzi is one of the most popular SF authors to emerge in the last decade. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, Lock In and Redshirts, which won 2013’s Hugo Award for Best Novel. He and his family live in Ohio.

Wednesday Sep 9
POLITICAL CARTOONIST TED RALL TO VISIT

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9; 7 PM

TED RALL, award-winning political cartoonist, will introduce his graphic novel, Snowden. As many as ¼ million U.S citizens with security clearance saw some or all of the same documents revealed by Edward Snowden. Why did he, and no one else, decide to step forward and take on the risk associated with becoming a whistleblower and then a fugitive? In Snowden, Rall delves into Snowden’s early life and work experience, his personality, and the larger issues of privacy, new surveillance technologies, and the recent history of government intrusion. Rall describes Snowden’s political vision and hopes for the future. In a way, the book tells two stories: Snowden’s and a larger one that describes all of us on the threshold of tremendous technological upheaval and political change. SEVEN STORIES

Rall is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent. He is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His political cartoons can be seen regularly in the Dayton City Paper.

Saturday Sep 12
LOCAL AUTHORS DEBUT NEW YA NOVEL

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12; 1 PM

CAREY CORP & LORIE LANGDON will introduce, Shades of Doon, Book 3 in their young adult Doon series. After thinking everything was perfect as they settled into life in the Kingdom of Doon, best friends Veronica and Mackenna are unexpectedly thrown out of Doon. They are now confronted with tormentors from their past and they have no way to return to their adopted land. But even if they could return, their happiness may be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all. BLINK

Other books in the series are Doon and Destined for Doon. There will be one more book in the series.

Saturday Sep 19
AUTHOR OF STAR WARS PARODY TO VISIT

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19; 1 PM

IAN DOESCHER will introduce William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars, Part the Third. The curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far, far away – this time, to chronicle a once-heroic knight’s transformation into the darkest of villains. Passionate but misguided, young Anakin will fall prey to an insidious plot and ruthlessly betray his Jedi brethren. Witness the decline of a hero and the harrowing events that will change the fate of the galaxy forever! Heartbreak and destruction abound in this climactic conclusion to the fall of the house of Skywalker. It’s filled with masterful meter, stirring soliloquies, inside jokes, and Elizabethan illustrations. Boing Boing says, “Not a campy or goofy parody but a surprisingly well done tribute.” QUIRK BOOKS

Other books in the series are: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars; William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back; William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return; William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace; and William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh.

Wednesday Sep 23
LISA MCMANN INTRODUCES ISLAND OF GRAVES


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23; 7 PM

LISA MCMANN will introduce Island of Graves: Book 6 of The Unwanteds Series, her middle grade dystopian fantasy series. Every year in Quill 13-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university and the artistic, creative Unwanteds are sent to their graves. Aaron and Alex Stowe are identical twins. Aaron is hopeful of becoming a Wanted, but Alex knows his chances are slim, since he has been caught drawing with a stick in the sand, and therefore considered artistic. As the story progresses and the twins are separated. Aaron’s work in Quill has crumbled and he has fallen from power and influence, while Alex, now in Artime, abandons his search for Aaron and focuses on the terrifying power of a new enemy who has taken control of Quill.

Kirkus Reviews refers to this exciting series as “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Lisa McMann is the author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You and the Visions series. You can read more about her at LisaMcMann.com.