Saturday Jul 6, 2013
Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, both critically acclaimed New Mexico science fiction authors and contributors to the "Wild Cards" series, talk about their new space-opera effort.
In addition, Abrahamwill discuss and sign his epic fantasy "The Tyrant's Law: The Dagger andthe Coin 3" and his M.L.N. Hanover-penned urban fantasy "Graveyard Child:The Black Sun's Daughter 5."
"Abaddon's Gate" is described as such: "For generations, the solar system-- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- was humanity's great frontier.Until now. The alien artifact working through its program under the cloudsof Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gatethat leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinanteare part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out toexamine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding,with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the humanrace try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, thegreatest danger is the one they brought with them."
"The Tyrant's Law" is a continuation of the tale Abraham began with "TheDragon's Path." In the action this time, "The great war cannot be stopped.The tyrant Geder Palliako had led his nation to war, but every victory hascalled forth another conflict. Now the greater war spreads out before him,and he is bent on bringing peace. No matter how many people he has to killto do it. Cithrin bel Sarcour, rogue banker of the Medean Bank, hasreturned to the fold. Her apprenticeship has placed her in the path ofwar, but the greater dangers are the ones in her past and in her soul."
Abraham is a prolific science fiction/fantasy author who lives inAlbuquerque. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications andanthologies. His collaboration with Ty Franck under the name James S. A.Corey, "Leviathan Wakes," was nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for BestNovel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Theirsecond Corey collaboration, "Caliban's War," is nominated for the 2013 Locus Award. Under the pseudonym M.L.N. Hanover, he has written five urbanfantasy books. His novelette "Flat Diane" was nominated for the NebulaAward. His novelette "The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairytale of Economics"was nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. Abraham is agraduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop 1998.
Franck was born in Portland, OR, and has spent most of his life in thewest and southwest. He developed the world of the Expanse series as thesetting for a roleplaying game. He has worked as a reporter, director ofoperations for a computer company, and co-founded a financial softwareconsulting firm. For the past several years, he has served as an assistantto George R.R. Martin in Santa Fe. His story "Audience" was published in"Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show" in 2006, and he was acontributor to the most recent Wild Cards anthology novel, "Fort Freak."