Thursday, September 6 at 7PM
RICHARD KADREY, NICKY DRAYDEN, & ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT
speaking & signing
Hollywood Dead, Temper, & Foundryside
Moderated by Daniel A. Cohen
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD DEAD
Life and death takes on an entirely new meaning for half-angel, half-human hero James Stark, aka, Sandman Slim, in this insanely inventive, high-intensity tenth supernatural noir thriller in the New York Times bestselling series
James Stark is back from Hell, trailing more trouble in his wake. To return to L.A., he had to make a deal with the evil power brokers, Wormwood—an arrangement that came with a catch. While he may be home, Stark isn’t quite himself . . . because he’s only partially alive.
There’s a time limit on his reanimated body, and unless Stark can find the people targeting Wormwood, he will die again—and this time there will be no coming back. Even though he’s armed with the Room of Thirteen Doors, Stark knows he can’t find Wormwood’s enemies alone. To succeed he’s got to enlist the help of new friends—plus a few unexpected old faces.
Stark has been in dangerous situations before—you don’t get named Sandman Slim for nothing. But with a mysterious enemy on the loose, a debt to pay, and a clock ticking down, this may truly be the beginning of his end. . . .
In a land similar to South Africa, twin brothers are beset by powerful forces beyond their understanding or control in this thrilling blend of science fiction, horror, magic, and dark humor—evocative of the works of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor—from the author of The Prey of Gods
One demonic possession.
Can this relationship survive?
Auben Mutze has more vices than he can deal with—six to be exact—each branded down his arm for all the world to see. They mark him as a lesser twin in society, as inferior, but there’s no way he’ll let that define him. Intelligent and outgoing, Auben’s spirited antics make him popular among the other students at his underprivileged high school. So what if he’s envious of his twin Kasim, whose single vice brand is a ticket to a better life, one that likely won’t involve Auben.
The twins’ strained relationship threatens to snap when Auben starts hearing voices that speak to his dangerous side—encouraging him to perform evil deeds that go beyond innocent mischief. Lechery, deceit, and vanity run rampant. And then there are the inexplicable blood cravings. . . .
On the southern tip of an African continent that could have been, demons get up to no good during the time of year when temperatures dip and temptations rise. Auben needs to rid himself of these maddening voices before they cause him to lose track of time. To lose his mind. And to lose his . . .
The first in an incredible new fantasy series from the author of the acclaimed Divine Cities trilogy. In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a thief must join forces with the town’s only honest cop to stop a ritual that will kill thousands—and threatens to make their home a battleground between ancient evils.
The city of Tevanne has grown rich, thanks to its mastery of the magical technology known as “scriving”—the art of inscribing an item with sigils to imbue it with some aspects of sentience.
Or more precisely, the four merchant houses who monopolize scriving have grown rich. For their employees, their servants—their slaves—life in the city is orderly, protected. For those forced to live without House protection—and those who choose to throw off House shackles—well, Tevanne’s not such a fun place to be.
And in a town like Tevanne, it’s hard to imagine two more natural enemies than Sancia Grado and Gregor Dandolo. Sancia is a former slave whose ordeals have made her an unnaturally talented thief. Today she uses her skills to steal from the very Houses that Captain Gregor Dandolo is sworn to protect. But when the two clash over Sancia’s theft of a powerful magical artifact, the fallout leads them to confront a common threat—a plot by Tevanne’s masters to develop a weapon capable of unleashing devastating warfare across the world.
ABOUT RICHARD KADREY
Richard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim novels. The first book in the series, Sandman Slim, was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. His other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also writes comics. Kadrey lives in San Francisco, California.
ABOUT NICKY DRAYDEN
A systems analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code, Nicky Drayden is the author of The Prey of Gods, a madcap adventure through a futuristic South Africa. She resides in Austin, Texas, where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required.
ABOUT ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT
Robert Jackson Bennett is the author of American Elsewhere, The Troupe, The Company Man, and Mr. Shivers, as well as The Divine Cities trilogy. His work has received the Edgar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Philip K. Dick Citation of Excellence, and he has been shortlisted for the World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Locus Awards. He lives in Austin with his family.
ABOUT DANIEL A. COHEN
Having spent most of his life trapped in the frozen tundra of upstate New York, Daniel A. Cohen decided to dream himself somewhere new. It was from this quest for heat that the scorching world of Coldmaker was born. The sequel, Coldmarch, is due to be released in November from HarperVoyager UK.
In addition to his writing career, Daniel is a semi-professional saxophonist in Austin, Texas, spending his days in front of the page and his nights in front of crowds. Sometimes the crowds cheer, and Daniel often wishes the page would do the same.
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