Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tim Powers! Kafka! Urban Fantasy! Litquake!


"The name of Tim Powers has been a secret talisman for a select group of readers for decades..."

This line, which I love, starts off a fantastic review of The Bible Repairman and Other Stories in the Barnes & Noble Review. Who doesn't love secret talismans? The review continues:

"Superb....Here, in potent, distilled form, you will find Powers's trademarked secret histories, heroically damaged (or damagedly heroic) losers, creepy supernatural phenomena, and macabre humor." Read the rest here.

And speaking of reviews, the Green Man Review took a look at The Urban Fantasy Anthology:

"Every single story in this collection has been well chosen and polished brightly.... I highly recommend those with even a vague interest in urban fantasy add The Urban Fantasy Anthology to their collection." Read more.

Now then, did you know that this week is Litquake? Litquake is the largest independent reading festival on the West Coast. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are lots of amazing author and book events every day this week (check out www.litquake.org for a full schedule).

This Friday, SF in SF's reading series joins with Litquake to bring you Rudy Rucker, Carter Sholz, and Terry Bisson, in one amazing panel. They will be discussing and reading from their contributions to the upcoming Kafkaesque, our anthology of stories inspired by Franz Kafka, coming out this November.

SF in SF presents
Kafkaesque at Litquake
Friday, October 14th
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance next to Citibank on Market St.
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Doors and cash bar open at 6, event starts at 7. First come first served, proceeds from the bar and suggested $5-$10 donations at the door go to Variety Children's Charity.

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