Brian Biswas presents THE ASTRONOMER

Brian Biswas presents THE ASTRONOMER on Thursday May 11. The signing line is at 5:30 pm and the talk is at 6 pm.


Thursday, May 11, 2023 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 60 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.

Franz Herbert suffers from epileptic seizures; are they a curse that takes him away from his wife, family, and friends, or a gift that allows him to explore the depths of the cosmos?

An exploration of a man’s struggle with a neurological disease, the nature of reality, and the workings of his own mind, The Astronomer is both a love story and the tale of a man’s journey to find his place in the universe.

Brian Biswas has published over sixty short stories both in the U.S. and internationally. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, anthologized in The Irreal Reader, had stories read on Australian Public Radio, and translated into Vietnamese. He is listed in the International Writers and Authors Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who, and the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. A Betrayal & Other Stories, a collection spanning thirty years, was published by Rogue Star Press in 2018. The Astronomer, his first novel, was published by Whisk(e)y Tit Press in 2023, and a second collection, Blister and Other Stories, is forthcoming in November 2023. Brian writes in a literary style known as magical realism which attempts to portray a slightly exaggerated but internally consistent view of reality. He also writes Gothic or neo-Gothic tales and straightforward science fiction, though often tinged with magical elements.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Astronomer By Brian Biswas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952600319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Whiskey Tit - March 8th, 2023