Is there a voice for which Chris Bohjalian cannot write? I think not! In Close Your Eyes, he speaks for a brittle, teenage girl, whose brain chemistry was messing up her life even before a nuclear disaster took down a fair chunk of Vermont with her. Emily's stark tale of survival will haunt you, as will the thought that it could be so easy for much of the country to adjust and move on. -Rosemary
Bull Spec magazine is a great home for local authors. We're delighted to host the Bull Spec third annual summer speculative fiction event, led by editor Samuel Montgomery-Blinn, on Saturday, August 3, at 7 p.m. Our wealth of featured authors includes Mythopoetic and William L. Crawford Award-winning author Karen Lord (coming to us from Barbados!); Ann and Jeff VanderMeer; Will Hindmarch; Asheville's Nathan Ballingrud; Durham's Mur Lafferty (The Shambling Guide to New York City); and Robert V.S. Redick. Redick, often compared to masters such as George R.R. Martin and Philip Pullman, brings his acclaimed fantasy series, The Chathrand Voyage, to a triumphant close with The Night of the Swarm. Join us for an evening of readings, remarks, discussion, and book signing.