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Litquake Superheroes

October 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Yes, it is that time of year again. The Bay Area will be shaken up by Litquake, and we have an absolutely heroic event for you.

Caped Crusader Victories…
Origins Revealed, Secrets Uncovered!

Friday, October 18

A book launch for Super Stories Of Heroes & Villains

Doors and cash bar opens at 6:00PM
Event begins at 7:00PM
Suggested $5-$10 per person donation at the door benefits Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California.

With editor Claude Lalumière, authors Tim Pratt and Camille Alexa, and moderator, author Terry Bisson

George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards rampage through unrecorded history! Mike Mignola’s Hellboy battles the fiendish Nuckelavee! Can Camille Alexa’s Pinktastic prevent the end of the world? Will Jonathan Lethem’s Dystopianist cause the end of the world?

In these pages, you’ll find the exploits, machinations, and epic mêlées of these super-powered aliens, undead crusaders, costumed crime fighters, unholy cabals, Amazon warriors, demon hunters, cyberpunk luchadores, nefarious megalomaniacs, daredevil sidekicks, atavistic avatars, adventuring aviators, gun-slinging outlaws, love-struck adversaries, and supernatural detectives. In these 28 astounding Super Stories, join larger-than-life heroes and villains in the never-ending battle of good versus evil!

Tonight we’ll be celebrating the book launch of Tachyon Publications newest anthology! It’s a party, with Super Stories Of Heroes & Villains, edited by Claude Lalumière. Each author will be reading a selection from their new work, followed by Q&A with the authors, the editor, and the audience, moderated by author Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing follows in the lounge, with books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.

Seating is limited; first come, first seated.

We’ll be serving a signature cocktail – the Imperius Rex! – just for this evening!

Claude Lalumière is the author of the story collection, Objects of Worship, and the mosaic novella, The Door to Lost Pages. He is the editor or co-editor of twelve anthologies, including the Aurora Award finalist, Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction. Claude has published hundreds of articles and reviews, and in the 1990s Claude owned and managed two Montreal bookshops, danger! and Nebula. With Rupert Bottenberg, he’s the co-creator of Lost Myths.

Tim Pratt is currently a senior editor at Locus Magazine. Pratt’s work has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons, among other markets. His story “Little Gods” (online) (2002) was a Nebula Award Nominee for Best Short Story. His “Impossible Dreams” (Asimov’s July 2006) won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and collection Hart & Boot & Other Stories was a 2008 World Fantasy Award Nominee. He lives in Oakland with his wife, writer Heather Shaw.

Camille Alexa is a dual Canadian and American writer who graduated from the University of Toronto, and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest down the street from a volcano. She sometimes reviews music, fiction, puppets, and the occasional chocolate bar for The Green Man Review and its sister site, Sleeping Hedgehog. Her book, Push of the Sky, earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Endeavour Award. She prefers her humor dark and her horror funny, and can be found on Twitter @camillealexa.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

Tags: Camille Alexa · Claude Lalumiere · Litquake · Readings · Terry Bisson · Tim Pratt