Everyone's excited about the latest from Max Barry, the author of Jennifer Government. Lexicon was one of this summer's "High-Temperature Reading" recommendations by Lev Grossman in Time: "Imagine, if you will, a secret group of people called Poets who have the power to control others simply by speaking to them. Barry has, and the result is an extraordinarily fast, funny, cerebral thriller."
San Diego is fortunate to have been home to any number of speculative fiction authors, some of whom still reside here, and we are pleased to add USD undergraduate and debut author S.M. Wheeler to those ranks. Sea Change is a dark fairy tale for adults, chronicling the undertakings of a young woman endeavoring to rescue her beloved companion, a talking kraken. (See Maryelizabeth’s review here.)
With a career creating Glamorous Ghouls through make-up and costuming, writing a young adult novel with the darkness of a horror novel but the beauty of a fairy tale seems like a natural next step for Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm, the second book in the Grisha Trilogy, continues the story of Alina, Mal and the Darkling in new and unfamiliar territory. (See Maryelizabeth's review on our website.)
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Maryelizabeth is a particular fan of the works of LA Noir at the Bar femme fatale author Lisa Brackmann, and was pleased to include Lisa in Akashic’s San Diego Noir anthology. Iraq War vet Ellie McEnroe, introduced in Rock Paper Tiger, returns in Hour of the Rat, as she is entangled in an international conspiracy involving China’s burgeoning modernization and its terrifying possible environmental consequences. Lisa will discuss international intrigue with Richard Lange.
Richard Lange joins Lisa Brackmann to discuss international intrigue and his new novel, Angel Baby. Richard is the author of the well-received This Wicked World, a staff pick from a few years ago, He drew praise from Publishers Weekly for his sophomore novel: “Lange’s follow-up marks him as a crime novelist to watch.” Take a wild ride with Luz, as she strives to escape her life with a narco boss in Tijuana and rejoin family in Los Angeles in this work sure to appeal to fans of T. Jefferson Parker and Don Winslow.