JC: Press Start to Play with John Joseph Adams, Robin Wasserman, Seanan McGuire, and David Barr Kirtley

11/11/2015 - 7:30pm

This event takes place in our Jersey City location.

ATTENTION GEEKS OF JERSEY CITY!! Are you video game obsessed? Do you love comics more than life? Press Start to Play is an anthology of short fiction from some of the best in geek-y culture. Join us with a few of the contributors to read from the book and talk about geek culture.

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John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the editor of many other bestselling anthologies, such as The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent and forthcoming projects include: Loosed Upon the World, Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, Operation Arcana, Wastelands 2, and The Apocalypse Triptych, which consists of The End Is Nigh, The End Is Now, and The End Has Come. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, Adams is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. Adams is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare and is a producer for Wired.com’s “The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy” podcast. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, and the Cold Awakening trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Oz Reimagined, Robot Uprisings, and The End is Now, and she has published nonfiction in Tin House, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New York Times. She is a former children’s book editor who lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York and has fonder memories of elementary school than this story would suggest. Find her at www.robinwasserman.com or on Twitter at @robinwasserman.

Seanan McGuire was born and raised in Northern California, resulting in a love of rattlesnakes and an absolute terror of weather. She shares a crumbling old farmhouse with a variety of cats, far too many books, and enough horror movies to be considered a problem. Seanan publishes about three books a year, and is widely rumored not to actually sleep. When bored, Seanan tends to wander into swamps and cornfields, which has not yet managed to get her killed (although not for lack of trying). She also writes as Mira Grant, filling the role of her own evil twin, and tends to talk about horrible diseases at the dinner table.

David Barr Kirtley’s short fiction appears in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, on podcasts such as Escape Pod and Pseudopod, and in books such as The Living Dead, New Cthulhu, The Way of the Wizard, and The Dragon Done It. His story “Save Me Plz” was picked by editor Rich Horton for the 2008 edition of the anthology series Fantasy: The Best of the Year. David is also the host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com, for which he’s interviewed more than 100 authors, including George R. R. Martin, Richard Dawkins, and Paul Krugman. He lives in New York.

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ISBN: 9781101873304
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - August 18th, 2015