The Good, the Bad, and the Alien
I'll be joining Scalzi and Toby Buckell in Ann Arbor on August 24th. We'll be pimping our new books
Sunday, 2:00 p.m., at the Ann Arbor District Library, we'll be showing off what we've been working on for the past year or so: John Scalzi's new Zoe's Tale, Tobias Buckell's Sly Mongoose, and of course, my own Pirate Sun.
More about the books:
Pirate Sun I've talked about; heck, the prologue is right below this entry.
Sly Mongoose is going to be really cool. To quote the press release,
It's the story of fourteen-year-old Timas, who lives on Chilo, a planet with corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat, in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the surface, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm.
Above the acidic clouds the temperature and pressure are normal. But to make a living, Timas like many other young men, is lowered to the surface in an armored suit to scavenge what he can.
Timas’s life is turned upside down when a strange man crash lands on the city. The newcomer is fleeing an alien intelligence intent on invading the planet and discovering the secret hidden deep inside the perpetual storm—a secret that could lead to interplanetary war. As the invaded cities fall silent one by one, Chilo’s citizens must race against time to stop the enemy…Timas will find out what kind of man he has become in the harsh conditions of Chilo’s surface.
John Scalzi's latest is Zoe's Tale. It is
The story of Zoe Boutin Perry – a seventeen year old a colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world.
In Zoe’s words, she is a “Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player (and a pawn) in an interstellar chess match to save humanity - or to see it fall. Witness to history. Friend. Daughter. Human.”
“Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: How I did what I did — how I did what I had to do — not just to stay alive but to keep you alive, too… All of you. I'm going to tell it to you now,…. Everything that happened, bringing us to Earth, and Earth out of its captivity. All through my eyes”.
The Downtown Library is located at 343 S. Fifth Avenue in Ann Arbor. For more information on the event contact the Library at 327-4560.
Or email me.