Reading: Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Science Stranger Than Fiction, Featuring Authors from The Indie Shelves Initiative

When: Back to Calendar » February 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
The Last Bookstore and Roz Helfand bring you an evening with amazing L.A. authors in . . .

SCI FI, FANTASY, AND SCIENCE STRANGER THAN FICTION!

L.A. authors from The Indie Shelves Initiative present!

FEATURING MARVELOUS PRESENTATIONS BY . . .

FRANK BEDDOR: The Looking Glass Wars

JENNIFER BOSWORTH: Struck

JOSHUA DYSART: B.P.R.D. 1946

TODD RATCLIFF: The 50 Most Extreme Places in the Solar System

And a special guest presentation of HOPE LARSON’S A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

ABOUT THE INDIE SHELVES INITIATIVE:

The Last Bookstore launched The Indie Shelves Initiative in Fall 2012. Roz Helfand and six other curators and local presses were invited to each curate a shelf at The Last Bookstore. Roz’s shelf features the work of some of L.A.’s amazing sci-fi, fantasy, and science authors.

Learn more about Roz Helfand’s literary programs at http://RozHelfand.com/.

ABOUT THE FEATURED BOOKS:

The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System
by David Baker & Todd Ratcliff

The 50 Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System combines a fascination with natural disasters and the mesmerizing allure of outer space to take readers on a journey that will forever change the way they view our solar system. Full of dazzling photographs from NASA’s most recent observations, this book explores extreme regions on Earth and beyond—giant turbulent storms, explosive volcanoes, and the possibility of life surviving in harsh conditions.”

The Looking Glass Wars
by Frank Beddor

“Alice” is “Alyss” in The Looking Glass Wars, and she’s the real deal! Frank Beddor took the Alice in Wonderland story, turned it around, shook it up and created a legend where Alyss is a brave heroine who travels between Wonderland and Victorian London and back again. It’s full of adventure and humor and it’s also a reminder that the great stories don’t grow old; they inspire imaginations for generations to come.

Struck
by Jennifer Bosworth

A story about a girl who’s addicted to being struck by lightning is irresistible—and totally different! Set that story in post-earthquake-devastated Los Angeles (something anyone living here has thought about) compounded by freak electrical storms and strange prophets, and you have a recipe for tall-tale-style, utterly engrossing science fiction.

B.P.R.D. 1946
by Joshua Dysart & Mike Mignola

Take a dive into the fantasy, horror, and science fiction of the Hellboy graphic novel universe—starting in the year 1946 as Americans and Soviets join forces to unravel and clean up some of the Nazi’s strangest experiments. B.P.R.D stands for the “Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense.” The B.P.R.D. stories (yes, there’s a whole set!) illustrate the height of clever, intellectual writing in adventure graphic novels, while continuing the Hellboy tradition of incorporating folklore and myth into the tales.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
by Hope Larson

The very first interpretation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time in graphic novel form is a classic, a novelty, and a treasure. Eisner Award-winning author and illustrator Hope Larson took on the formidable task of illustrating a book that’s not only adored by millions but full of abstract concepts and advanced science. See how she did, and as you do so, consider that this book has never been illustrated before!