~post by MarieRight now in San Antonio, just a short car trip away from Austin, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention is in full swing downtown at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. On Sunday September 1, is the pinnacle awards event of the science fiction and fantasy reading (and artwork and performance and podcast) … Continue reading Sci Friday: The Hugo Awards
We have a whole lot of magic on deck for you this fall. Here a few events we're particularly excited about (read: we've already made the fancy graphics for them). Books (& tickets, when applicable) for all of these events are currently available via bookpeople.com. If you can't make it to an event, you can … Continue reading Fall Event Preview
This week we are checking in with the Austin Teen Book Festival and taking a look at their recently announced author panels. But first feast your eyes on the brand new kick butt poster they released just yesterday! And now here are the panels! AND... vs IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME! We hope to see … Continue reading Teen Thursday… On Friday!
Yes, you want this. And this. And you really want all of this: Debbie Harry Lady Gaga Simon & Garfunkel And when we say "you" of course we mean "we".
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey Reviewed by Steve(n) There is no conundrum so complex that Jack Handey can't solve it with some clever wordplay and a stick of dynamite. When it comes down to it, the most satisfying resolution to any conflict is an accidental explosion that splatters you with … Continue reading The Copernican Revolution of Slapstick Science
One of the great joys of the digital reading revolution is the accessible platform it's created for short fiction, essays and literary journals. Your Impossible Voice is one of the latest lit journals to debut for eReaders and we're happy to say it's available to download via our website. Your Impossible Voice "...publishes brash and … Continue reading New Literary Journal Launches for eReaders
Which Harry Potter character would you bring to life if you had the power?
HARDCOVER FICTION How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny Award-winning author Louise Penny is back with a brand new Chief Inspector Armand Gamacheand mystery! When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get … Continue reading New Releases
8 days. 1 rental car. 14 bookstores. And the will to do it. Rule #1 of Vacation: If you see an indie bookstore, you must go inside. Rule #2 of Vacation: If you go inside an indie bookstore, you must buy a book. L O S A N G E L E S, CA … Continue reading What I Did on My Summer Vacation
~Post by Steven A horse walks into a meeting of the Stand Up Sit Down book club. Flippo and Steve(n), the long-suffering hosts of the aforementioned book club, knowing fully what is expected of them, glance at one another and then smugly ask of the horse, “Why the long face?”. The horse wipes its tear-smudged … Continue reading Stand Up, Sit Down or Die… TONIGHT