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Three sassy women roar through space in Marie Vibbert's debut novel Galactic Hellcats.

And Dungeons and Dragons meets Tales of the City in The Cleveland Heights LBGT Sci-fi and Fantasy Roleplaying Club by Doug Henderson.

Care to  meet the characters and the authors that created them? Marie Vibbert and Doug Henderson will do a virtual presentation on Thursday, April 15th at 7 p.m

as part of the Cedar/Coventry Reading Series sponsored by the CH-UH Public LIbrary and Mac's Backs. Register here:

About Galactic Hellcats:

"Even more fun than the title suggests, Vibbert’s debut is a rip-roaring space heist that details the origins of the Galactic Hellcats gang. 

With snark and hijinks to spare, this high-flying adventure is sure to entertain."---Publisher's Weekly

Vibbert grew up in Perry, Ohio, and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. She currently works as a computer programmer at CWRU and lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband. She is a former defensive end for the Cleveland Fusion women’s football team. She is well-known to science fiction audiences through more than 60 short stories published in leading genre magazines. Her short story “Knit Three, Save Four" was selected for the Best Science Fiction of the Year for 2019 anthology. She is a frequent presenter at science fiction and writing conferences.

About The Cleveland Heights LBGT Sci-fi and Fantasy Roleplaying Club:

"You've met guys like Ben: living in his parents' basement, selling vintage toys on eBay, and still hoping for his first real boyfriend. When his weekly Dungeons & Dragon game gets a new member--Albert, a cute gamer who's just a little too flirty--Ben is launched on a romantic odyssey, whether he's ready or not. The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club, Doug Henderson's comedic debut, brings to life two vivid worlds: the hipster neighborhood of Coventry Street in Cleveland, with its comic book shops, record stores, and all-night diners, and the invented landscapes where Ben and his nerdy friends let their imaginations run wild through cities of the dead, floating islands, and the queerest pub in Middle Earth. Henderson has created something special--part Hobbit and part Breakfast Club--a bittersweet story of love and friendship that tackles big subjects like homophobia, social anxiety, and coming out with a touch of magic. --K. M. Soehnlein, The World of Normal Boys

Doug Henderson won the 2019 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and made his short story debut in the Iowa Review. Henderson lives in San Francisco, California.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609387563
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 15th, 2021

Galactic Hellcats Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952283079
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vernacular Books - March 9th, 2021