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Jimmy Is Coming

Come join us at the Jean Cocteau tomorrow.

James S.A. Corey -- that famous two-headed science fiction writer, otherwise known as Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck -- will be on hand at 1 pm to talk about his/ their latest installment in the Expanse series, BABYLON'S ASHES. And of course he/ they will be scribbling in books afterwards.

The fun starts at 1pm. Admission is free with the purchase of a hardcover book, $5 with the purchase of a paperback, and $10 without book purchase. You can call ahead and reserve a book if you like, and I do advise it; stocks are limited.

Daniel and Ty are also Wild Cards contributors (though Jimmy is not), the creators, respectively, of Jonathan Hive (Bugsy) on the one hand, and Tinkerbill and Horrorshow on t'other. And of course we'll have piles of Wild Cards titles on hand for them to sign as well, along with the earlier books in the Expanse sequence, and lots of Daniel's solo fantasy novels.

For what it's worth, I loved BABYLON'S ASHES. One of the best Expanse books yet, and a novel that will certainly be on my own Hugo nomination ballot. If there's any justice at all, it ought to be a finalist this year.

Might also mention that we have lots of other great guests and special events coming up at the JCC in the weeks and months to come. Comedian CARLOS MEDINA will be here on Tuesday, February 14, if you'd like to spend Valentine's Day laughing. On March 13, Joe R. Lansdale His Own Self will be returning for a special screening of the second season of HAP & LEONARD... and of course to sign some of His Own Books as well. Further down the road, we're expecting visits from JOHN NICHOLS and from TERRY BROOKS (not the same night, no), dates and details to come. And yes, we have MAX HEADROOM and H.P. LOVECRAFT coming as well! Visit the JCC website at http://jeancocteaucinema.com/ and sign up for our newsletter and e-mail blasts, and you'll never need to miss one of our special events.

See you at the movies.


Feb. 11th, 2017 07:14 pm (UTC)
On success and giving back...

Thank you for using your influence (and finances!) to give back to the speculative fiction ecosystem. You're a role model that other writers should aspire to, both honoring the giants upon whose shoulders you stand, as well as encouraging and investing in the newer generation following. Your con reports, the Alfies, Hugo suggestions, and all the other things you do to support writers and associated dreamers are an example of how any successful entertainer should honor the ecosystem that prompted that success.
Feb. 11th, 2017 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: On success and giving back...
Thanks. I appreciate that.

Heinlein famously said that you can never pay back the people who helped you starting out, so you need to pay forward.
Feb. 11th, 2017 09:02 pm (UTC)
Possible streaming?
This is great! I love the Expanse, and it's definitely one of the best science fiction series to date. When I found out it was being made into a tv show I was hyping it up more than Star Wars Episode 7. I was wondering is the event going to be streamed, or at the very least recorded and uploaded later?
Feb. 12th, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)
Now I'm wondering exactly how Jimmy signs. Do they sign Daniel and Ty or do they split it James S. and A. Corey?
Ann Seeber
Feb. 12th, 2017 10:34 am (UTC)
"And yes, we have MAX HEADROOM and H.P. LOVECRAFT coming as well!" Do tell.. in what form is Lovecraft going to appear?
Feb. 12th, 2017 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovecraft?
In the flesh, live, on our stage.
Caleb Howell
Feb. 13th, 2017 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovecraft?
Apparently I wasn't the only one confused by the Lovecraft bit...are you planning to work some necromantic magic?
Feb. 13th, 2017 04:05 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Lovecraft?
That is not dead which can eternal lie

And with strange aeons even death can die
Feb. 13th, 2017 04:27 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Lovecraft?
That is not dead which can eternal lie

And with strange aeons even death can die
Emmanuel Leduc
Feb. 13th, 2017 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Re: Lovecraft?
Is the fact that H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937 considered 'alternative' nowadays ? (Well he's alive in our hearts and minds but hardly on a stage. Although I wish he was.)
Isaac Bruner
Feb. 14th, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Re: Lovecraft?
I imagine he means the band H.P. Lovecraft but I suppose you never know with GRRM.
Feb. 14th, 2017 08:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovecraft?
No, our stage is not big enough for a band.
Maximilian Rubell
Feb. 12th, 2017 09:29 pm (UTC)
At the risk of being off topic, I noticed you didn't post a Superbowl reflection post. Is this because it was just too heartbreaking? I know I certainly felt like the ceiling was going to collapse on me at the end of the game.


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