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Amelia Beamer & Mark L. Van Name

September 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Our September Reading features:

  • Amelia Beamer
  • Mark L. Van Name

Doors and cash bar open at 7:00PM
Event starts at 8:00PM

(Please note: due to an earlier event at the theatre, we are starting later than usual. There will be no admittance into the room before 7:00PM.)

Debut novelist, and Locus Magazine editor Amelia Beamer has struck gold her first time out, with The Loving Dead. According to io9: “This is the first zombie romance novel. No, it’s not a cheesy mashup of a Jane Austen joint. It’s just love and sex with zombies. Seriously, do we need to say more? Want. Now.” We agree, and think you will too. A funny, sexy, new take on an old trope that makes it live again!

It gives us great pleasure to continue our (new) tradition of serving a new “debut novel drink” and we’ll have our own take on “Zombies” at the bar!

Author Mark L. Van Name is doing a rather fine thing with his new Jon and Lobo novel, Children No More. From his website: “The program is simple: I’m donating every cent I receive (including the advance) from the sale of hardcover copies of Children No More to Falling Whistles to help rehabilitate and reintegrate child soldiers.” Children No More focuses on the complications that mount as Jon and Lobo rush straight into the darkness at the heart of humanity to save a group of child soldiers — and then face an even tougher challenge: When we’ve trained our children to kill, what do we do with them when the fighting is over?

Readings begin at 8:00PM, followed by Q & A moderated by author Terry Bisson. Book signing and schmoozing follow in the lounge. Books will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.

Again, please note that author Mark Van Name donates 100% of all proceeds from his hardcover sales of Children No More — come on out and support this incredibly good cause, while helping Variety at the same time!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quizno’s & Citibank
582 Market St., at 2nd @ Montgomery, San Francisco

Seating is limited, and first come, first seated.

Don’t drive! The BART/MUNI Montgomery St. station is right outside our front door.

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