Mac's will host a book launch party & for The Dabare Snake Launcher (Baen 2022) by Joelle Presby on Saturday, November 12th at 7 p.m.. She will be joined by authors Marie Vibbert and Patrick Chiles
Joelle Presby has published fiction in the anthologies: Star Destroyers, Lost Signals, Worlds of Honor, the Phases of War alternate history series, We Dare: No Man’s Land, and in the online Baen.com Free Stories. She cowrote the novel, The Road to Hell with David Weber to continue the Multiverse series David began with Linda Evans. Joelle is a former U.S. Navy nuclear engineering officer and corporate consultant who grew up in West Africa. Her first-reader husband works for NASA.
Praise for Joelle Presby
“Joelle Presby has a knack for engaging characters and plots that skillfully walk the line between science and storytelling.” —Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Nebula Award–winning and Hugo Award–nominated author and editor of The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction
“Presby’s prose is efficient and shows intricate knowledge of both engineering and engineering management considerations. This infuses the story with the sensibility of a techno-thriller without the usual breakneck action pace that can sometimes sacrifice character development" —Wole Talabi, Locus Award–nominated author and editor of Africanfuturism: An Anthology
Marie Vibbert is the author of the novels The Gods Awoke (2022) and Galactic Hellcats which was longlisted by the British Science Fiction Association in 2021. She has published over 80 short stories in Nature, Analog, F&SF and other journals. Her work has been translated into Vietnamese and Chinese, and has been called "the embodiment of what science fiction should be" by The Oxford Culture Review.. Marie is a computer programmer in Cleveland, Ohio and a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association,
Patrick Chiles has written several novels published by Baen including Frontier (2021) Frozen Orbit (2020) and Escape Orbit (forthcoming in 2023).He has been fascinated by aircraft, rockets, and spaceflight ever since he was a child transfixed by the Apollo missions. How he ended up as an English major in college is still a mystery, though he managed to overcome this to pursue a career in aviation operations and safety management. He is a graduate of The Citadel, a Marine Corps veteran, and a private pilot. In addition to his novels, he has written for magazines including Smithsonian's Air & Space.
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