Dual Reading: Jamil Nasir & Alex Wilson
Fri 6/28 7pm-8pm
Dual Reading: Jamil Nasir and Alex Wilson
Jamil Nasir will discuss his sci-fi novel Tunnel Out of Death
Tor Books $25.99 hc 9780765306111
When former police psychic Heath Ransom uses his machine-enhanced "endovoyancy"--the ability to track things through the etheric world--to locate the soul of the elderly, comatose Margaret Biel, he falls through what appears to be a tunnel from reality into chaos. Awakening on the other side, Heath becomes embroiled in a battle between clandestine mutants led by a creature known as "Amphibian" and a sinister government agency bent on its destruction. As he alternates between two lives, Heath encounters multiple realities and a malleable world that is nothing at all like he has believed. The author's fifth novel (after "The Higher Space") tells a story of multiple universes, time travel, and the ability to correct earlier mistakes employing the power of hindsight. Action and ideas come together easily in his blend of sf adventure/suspense and metaphysical fiction.- Library Journal
Jamil Nasir was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent much of his childhood in the Middle East, surviving two major wars and the local schools. He returned to the U.S. in 1970, and started college (at age 14), graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of General Studies degree. He also attended the University of Michigan Law School. He currently works on large regulatory and litigation cases at a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Alex Wilson signs & discusses his award-winning comics and contribution to L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future #29
Galaxy Press mm pb $7.99 9781619862005
Alex Wilson writes fiction and comics in Carrboro, NC. His comic with Silvio dB, The Time of Reflection, won the Eagle Award in 2012. His work has appeared/will appear in Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, LCRW, Weird Tales, The Florida Review, Futurismic, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), ChiZine, Pif, Dragon, and Writers of the Future #29. Locus Magazine has called him a "promising new writer.” As an actor, he is represented by STW Talent. He runs the audiobook project/podcast Telltale Weekly and publishes the minicomic/zine Inconsequential Art. He is a 2006 Clarion graduate, and a 1999 Ashland University graduate. He likes Jesus, gay adoption, and long walks in the park.