January 23, 2014

SF&F Literati Meet Monday

SF&F Literati Meet Monday, January 27, 2014
When: January 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Oak Park Mall
11323 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214 
On the 2nd floor by the windows 
Book of the Evening: Ack-Ack Macaque
Author: Gareth Powell

Overview from Barnes & Noble:
Startling, fast-paced SF from one of the most striking new voices. A cigar-chomping monkey, nuclear-powered Zeppelins, electronic souls and a battle to avert Armageddon.
In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque'. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's starting to doubt everything, including his own existence.
A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who butchered her husband and stole her electronic soul. Meanwhile, in Paris, after taking part in an illegal break-in at a research laboratory, the heir to the British throne goes on the run.
And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.

Next meeting: February 24, 2014!
It's time to get started on February's Selection!
Book of the Evening: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes
Author: George Mann
Overview from Barnes & Noble:
A collection of short stories detailing the supernatural Steampunk adventures of detective duo, Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes in dark and dangerous Victorian London. Along with Chief Inspector Bainbridge, Newbury & Hobbes will face plague revenants, murderous peers, mechanical beasts, tentacled leviathans, reanimated pygmies, and an encounter with Sherlock Holmes

Available from Barnes & Noble and other fine booksellers.

IMAGE CREDITS: Book cover image for Ack-Ack Macaque is courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Book cover image for The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes is courtesy of the bilingual Norwegian and English blog of Cluva, "Bookworm with a Writing Itch."

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