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Book Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features books about identity, the human brain, three high school girls out for revenge, a young woman's struggles with anorexia (and her mother's struggles to help her), notes and syllabi from an inspring art class, and a graphic novel adaptation of a classic H.P. Lovecraft story.

Unshelved @ ECCC

Unshelved booth 211

Long story short, Unshelved will be at Emerald City Comic Con, booth 211, just next to the sky bridge, across from both Oni Press and Cyanide & Happiness. Gene, Jana, and I will be taking turns at the booth, make sure you collect us all!

We'll have our famous USB drives plus our newest collection Reads Well With Others and pretty much everything else that we sell. We look forward to seeing you!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews

Unshelved Book Club

This week's Unshelved Book Club features science fiction and fantasy about a world where virtual reality games rehabilitate violent young people, a young boy in search of his parents, a magical firm trying to find a ring that doesn't want to be found, super powered crooks trying to rob the scariest super villain ever, a young graduate who works with an eccentric paper magician, a young boy who teams up with a group of magical creatures to fight an alien enemy, a collection of quiet science fiction stories reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin's, and a graphic novel that reminded me of direct-to-video science fiction movies of the 1980s.

Contest: Put Yourself in Unshelved!

Our friends at Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Books on Tape are sponsoring a fun contest. You, yes you, can become a character in an upcoming Unshelved comic strip. Just head over to their site and say why your extreme personality characteristics make you a good candidate to be mocked by Gene and me.

Free BEA VIP Passes

BEA

Bill and I are huge fans of BookExpo America, and once again we've got VIP tickets to give away. This year BEA runs from May 27 - 29 at the Javitz Center in Manhattan.

Come for the ARCs, ogle your favorite authors and celebrities, and see us speak. This year, on Friday the 29th, Bill and I are going to create a comic from scratch, live. We're gong to need a lot of help from the audience. We may need you to break up a fight.

The good folks at BEA are once again giving us 50 VIP passes for librarians (and library employees doing the work outlined below) who:

  • have not attended BEA in the last three years
  • have authority or influence over books their library or library system purchases
  • work for a library system with more than three branches, or at a library that's over 20,000 square feet

Just email me from work and let me know, briefly, how you qualify. Please include: your name and title along with your library's name, address, phone, and fax (if, for some reason, you haven't tossed it in the dumpster yet).

Passes will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified library folks. We promise to let you know when we're out.

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Our next appearances

Mar 16 Dayton, TN
Bryan College Library, 2nd floor (open to public)
7pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Mar 27-29 Seattle, WA
Emerald City Comic Con
Booth 211 (Gene, Bill, & Jana)

Aprli 9 Houston, TX
Freed-Montrose Branch
5:30pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Apr 12 Austin, TX
Austin Public Library
1pm Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Apr 14-17 Austin, TX
Texas Library Association conference
Booth 2152 (Gene & Bill)

Apr 18 DeSoto, TX
Best Southwest Book Festival
2:30 Cartooning in the Digital Age (Bill)

Apr 24 Omaha, NE
Omaha Public Library staff
Talk (Gene & Bill)

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