Fantastic article. Carrboro/Chapel Hill's also got WCOM, a community-oriented low power FM station, with some open time slots if you have an idea for a show and an interest in learning.
Thanks so much, Brian, for the opportunity to share a few of the 2015 book crop from the Carolinas. It's the tip of the iceberg, as usual! Looking forward to checking out your litfic coverage.
Here's a link to that sample of Dhalgren, via an unetied recording session from narrator Stefan Rudnicki. It includes a picture of a page from the book, which should demonstrate why this is in quite the undertaking to translate into audio:
... and Scott Westerfeld (Sep 24) and Jason Mott (Oct 1) ...
Fantastic coverage of the great bookstores we have here. And totally awesome that Gibson is coming back to Durham for his new book!
Between now and the fall, some more excellent goings-on for bookish folks: Lev Grossman (Thursday Aug 28), John Scalzi (Aug 28 and Aug 29), Stuart Rojstaczer (Sep 11), Kim Harrison (Sep 12), John Darnielle (Sep 18 and 22), ...
The "expo" now includes nearly 20 Carolinas authors who will be on hand to sign and personalize their books and comics and even music. So far, the lineup includes: Natania Barron (Geek Mom), Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampire Empire), Matthew Ross (The Secret of Ji), James Maxey (Greatshadow), Nathan Kotecki (The Suburban Strange), Ariel Djanikian (The Office of Mercy), Jay Posey (Three), and more. More info: http://bullspec.com/2013/12/05/december-ne…
There's more than a few of the ones I've got on my own wishlist: David Eggers' The Circle ( McSweeney's), Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, and Nancy Farmer's The Lord of Opium. It is missing :) however, some others, among others which would be a list too long to take a minute to type up: Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam, Kim Stanley Robinson's Shaman, and Tad Williams' Happy Hour in Hell (all three out today actually); Nick Mamatas' Love is the Law; Kate Maruvama's Harrowgate; Scott Lynch's The Republic of Thieves; Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook; METAtropolis: Green Space; Tina Connolly's Copperhead; Cherie Priest's Fiddlehead; Lavie Tidhar's The Violent Century; Leena Krohn's Datura; Nicola Griffith's Hild; and Durham author Nathan Kotecki's follow-on to The Suburban Strange, Pull Down the Night. It's hard not to just keep running on with more books but, well, there's time and space and this comment box.
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