Category: Books

Author Appearance: Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman will present The Magician’s Land, the final volume of his Magicians series, at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on August 7th at 7:00pm. Learn more at

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Author Appearance: Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe, creator of the popular XKCD comic, will present his book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on September 4th at 6:00pm. This is a ticketed event run by the Harvard Book Store. Tickets go on sale August 12th. For details see

Author Appearance: Joe Hill

Author Joe Hill will present his latest graphic novel, The Wraith, at the Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA on August 6th at 7:00pm. See for more information.

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Author Appearance: Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth, author of the popular Divergent series, will appear at an event at Nevins Hall sponsored by the Barnes and Noble in Framingham, MA on July 8th at 7:00pm. This event requires a wristband in order to get a seat; contact Barnes and Noble via to find out how to get into this event.

Author Appearance: Max Gladstone

Author Max Gladstone will be presenting his new novel Full Fathom Five at the following upcoming events in New England:

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Author Appearance: Joshua Palmatier (Benjamin Tate)

Author Joshua Palmatier (who also writes as Benjamin Tate) will appear at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA on July 8th at 7:00pm.

Joshua Palmatier is a fantasy author with a PhD in mathematics. He is author of the “Throne of Amenkor” trilogy and the latest novel SHATTERING THE LEY, the start of a new series. Under the pseudonym Benjamin Tate, he has also published two additional fantasy novels. He has co-edited three SF&F-themed anthologies with Patricia Bray and published numerous short stories in additional anthologies, including the upcoming APOLLO’S DAUGHTERS. And recently he has founded the small press Zombies Need Brains LLC, which has published its first SF&F-themed anthology CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS and is working on a second.

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Author Appearance: Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner will present their book Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, MA on June 13th at 7:00pm.

Comics is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW; from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga; from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. An unprecedented collection includes around 260 expertly chosen illustrations, many reproduced in full-page format for more sophisticated analysis.

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Thrills and Chills for Dad — Author Event

Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA is hosting a trio of thriller writers on Friday, June 13th from 7:00-9:00pm for a “Thrills and Chills for Dad” reading.

Rory O’Brien’s first novel, Gallows Hill, deals with a murder in modern-day Salem—a town still haunted by hundreds of years of secrets and ghosts. Some of these secrets are still very much alive. And still very much deadly.

Michael Polia, writing as Jonathan Brookes, is the author of Relic, a military science-fiction thriller about a hidden medical program. And the lengths to which the company contracted to work on this program will go to keep it hidden.

James C. MacIntosh is a local Worcester author of six novels. His most recent suspense novel, Desert Bones, comes out just in time for our event!

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Author Appearance: Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, will present the latest book in the series, Shattered, at the YMCA in Cambridge, MA on June 23rd from 7:00-10:00pm. This event is organized by the nearby Pandemonium Books and Games. Learn more at

Author Appearance: Kurt Springs

Kurt Springs will read and sign his new novel The Price of Vengeance on the following dates:

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