Tuesday, May 8, 7pm
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
Left Bank Books and Archon present an SF STL event with comic book writer Charles Soule, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, The Oracle Year, with local author Van Allen Plexico!
Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it’s all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world. Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule’s audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it’s impossible to predict what will happen next.
“Wildly entertaining . . . the relentless pacing, richly developed characters, and brilliant ending make this apocalyptic speculative thriller an undeniable page-turner.”
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Oracle Year from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Van Allen Plexico won the 2017 "Novel of the Year" award from the Pulp Factory Awards in Chicago for his superhero novel, Sentinels: The Dark Crusade; the same award in 2015 for his space opera/Military SF novel, Legion III: Kings of Oblivion, and the "Anthology of the Year" award for Pride of the Mohicans. He has twice been nominated for "Pulp Writer of the Year" and won "Best New Character" at PulpArk 2012. He is best known for his "Sentinels" superhero novel series, his "Shattering" space opera series, and the books he has co-authored about Marvel's Avengers and about Auburn University football history. He is also host of the Parsec Awards-nominated White Rocket Podcast, discussing popular culture, the Avengers Assemble Podcast, and the very popular AU Wishbone, an Auburn football podcast. He lives in Illinois and serves as an Associate Professor at Southwestern Illinois College.