San Diego author events are dominated this week by science fiction and fantasy authors, but the Suicide Girls are also in town. For more information about Mysterious Galaxy, visit their website at www.mystgalaxy.com.
Pandemonium by Greg Bear
Location: Mysterious Galaxy, Mar. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Deep beneath the Ural Mountains, in an underground city carved out by slave labor during the darkest hours of the Cold War, ancient caverns hold exotic and dangerous life-forms that have evolved in isolation for countless millennia. Cut off from the surface world, an entire ecosystem of bizarre subterranean species has survived undetected—until now. (Tor Books, Feb. 2013). Fahy is also the author of “Fragment,” which was nominated for a BSFA and an International Thriller Award. Learn more about Warren Fahy on his website at www.warrenfahy.com.
Suicide Girls: Hard Girls, Soft Light by Missy Suicide, Courtney Riot
Location: Mysterious Galaxy, Mar. 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Suicide Girls are a collection of more than 2,500 pin-up girls devoted to changing your idea about what makes a woman beautiful. Started in Portland, Oregon, by Missy Suicide and her friends in 2001, the Suicide Girls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl ideal as defined by men's and women's magazines and the culture at large. (Ammo Books, Jan. 2013). Learn more about the Suicide Girls on their website at www.suicidegirls.com.
Halo: Silentium by Greg Bear
Location: Mysterious Galaxy, Mar. 22, 7:00 p.m.
In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood—a horrifying shape-changing parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses.
Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Librarian and the Ur-Didact reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the Flood.
The Precursors created many technological species, including humanity and the Forerunners. But the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before...
Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian--husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict--hold the keys to a solution that might prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe. (Tor Books, Jan. 2013). Learn more about Greg Bear on his website at gregbear.com.
Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Mysterious Galaxy, Mar. 23, 2:00 p.m.
The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. But though freedom is closer than they know, it may come at a terrifying price. The only hope lies with a young Druid, faced with a staggering choice: cling to the life she cherishes or combat an army of darkness by making the ultimate sacrifice. (Del Rey, Mar. 2013) Learn more about Terry Brooks on his website at terrybrooks.net.