Christopher Rowe in conversation with Lee Mandelo

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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A post-apocalyptic Appalachian "weird fiction" novella by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Christopher Rowe

"Haunting and heartfelt, violent and vibrant."—Alix E. Harrow

Deallocate all implications,
Fortran harrows all the nations.

In a long-ago war, the all-powerful A.I. ruler of the Voluntary State of Tennessee—Athena Parthenus, Queen of Reason—invaded and decimated the American Southeast. Possessing the ability to infect and corrupt the surrounding environment with nanotechnology, she transformed flora, fauna, and the very ground itself into bio-mechanical weapons of war.

Marcia, a former captain from Kentucky, experienced first-hand the terrifying, mind-twisting capabilities of Athena’s creatures. Now back in the Commonwealth, her retirement is cut short by the arrival of federal troops in her tiny, isolated town. One of Athena’s most powerful weapons may still be buried nearby. And they need Marcia’s help to find it.

 

 

Christopher Rowe is the author of the acclaimed story collection Telling the Map, as well as a middle grade series, the Supernormal Sleuthing Service, co-written with his wife, author Gwenda Bond. He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Neukom, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. He lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and their many unruly pets

  Lee Mandelo is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards, including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as Tor.comUncanny MagazineClarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Mandelo has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.

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These Prisoning Hills Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250804488
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Tordotcom - May 31st, 2022

These Prisoning Hills is a post-apocalyptic Appalachian "weird fiction" novella by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Christopher Rowe.

"Haunting and heartfelt, violent and vibrant."—Alix E. Harrow


Deallocate all implications,
Fortran harrows all the nations.


Summer Sons Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250790286
Availability: Not currently in stock, but we are happy to backorder and notify you when it arrives.
Published: Tordotcom - September 28th, 2021

Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost.


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A post-apocalyptic Appalachian "weird fiction" novella by Hugo and Nebula Award nominee Christopher Rowe