Tropic of Kansas, The God Peak and Noumenon book signings

Tropic of Kansas, The God Peak and Noumenon book signings

Harper Voyager

Three very different realities will be on display when Christopher Brown, Patrick Hemstreet and Marina Lostetter swing by Murder by the Book tonight. Brown’s Tropic of Kansas has been called a “modern dystopian buffet,” set in a world where all our societal fears have come true, from climate change to authoritarian rule and full corporate control. In The God Peak, Hemstreet’s sequel to The God Wave, Chuck Brenton returns to take on power brokers who are attempting to manipulate the superbeings Chuck has created by unlocking the brain’s potential. And Lostetter’s first full-length novel, Noumenon, jumps centuries into the future, with The Washington Post applauding its “dreamlike exploration of evolving societies and the many ways humans can control, fight and love each other.” [Organizer's description:] Christopher Brown will signed and discuss Tropic of Kansas (Voyager; $15.99). Christopher Brown was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for the anthology Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including MIT Technology Review's "Twelve Tomorrows," The Baffler, and Stories for Chip. Patrick Hemstreet will sign and discuss The God Peak (Voyager; $26.99). Patrick Hemstreet is a novelist, neuro-engineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, special warfare-trained Navy medic, standup comic, and actor. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and sons. The God Wave is his first novel. Marina Lostetter will sign and discuss Noumenon (Voyager; $15.99). The open skies and dense forests of the Pacific Northwest are ideal for growing speculative fiction authors--or, at least, Marina J. Lostetter would like to think so. Originally from Oregon, she now resides in Arkansas with her husband, Alex. When not writing or drawing she can often be found reading spec-fic, or playing it (she enjoys a good zombie-themed board game now and again). And she does it all while globetrotting.

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