If you’re in the New York City area on Monday October 27, so stop by Strand Books between 7:00PM and 8:00PM for the Everything Is Terrifying event.

You’ll get to see:

  • Laird Barron – author (The Croning, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All) and three-time winner of the Shirley Jackson award.
  • Ellen Datlow – winner of four Hugo awards, three Bram Stoker awards, nine World Fantasy awards, two Shirley Jackson awards, and five Locus awards for her work as an editor.
  • Grady Hendrix – has won zero awards. But he did write a book (Horrorstör) about a haunted Ikea.
  • John Langan – author (House of Windows, “A Season in Carcosa”) who, along with Laird Barron, was cited by Nic Pizzolatto as one of the literary influences on HBO’s True Detective.
  • Sarah Langan – author (Audrey’s Door, The Lost) who has won the Bram Stoker award three times for her novels.
  • JT Petty – director whose films such as S&Man, The Burrowers, and Hellbenders have played around the world.

EVENT DETAILS

  • NAME: EVERYTHING IS TERRIFYING!
  • WHEN: Monday, October 27 @ 7pm
  • WHERE: Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, corner of Broadway and 12th Street)
  • ADMISSION: All you need to do is buy a book!

Edited by John Joseph Adams and published by TOR, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination features all original, all nefarious, all conquering tales from the megalomaniacal pens of Diana Gabaldon, Austin Grossman, Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Daniel H. Wilson and 17 OTHER EVIL GENIUSES.

The book description is this:

Mad scientists have never had it so tough. In super-hero comics, graphic novels, films, TV series, video games and even works of what may be fiction, they are besieged by those who stand against them, devoid of sympathy for their irrational, megalomaniacal impulses to rule, destroy or otherwise dominate the world as we know it.

We asked a few of the authors a couple of questions…

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Edited by John Joseph Adams and published by TOR, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination features all original, all nefarious, all conquering tales from the megalomaniacal pens of Diana Gabaldon, Austin Grossman, Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Daniel H. Wilson and 17 OTHER EVIL GENIUSES.

The book description is this:

Mad scientists have never had it so tough. In super-hero comics, graphic novels, films, TV series, video games and even works of what may be fiction, they are besieged by those who stand against them, devoid of sympathy for their irrational, megalomaniacal impulses to rule, destroy or otherwise dominate the world as we know it.

We asked a few of the authors a couple of questions…

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Grady Hendrix‘s work has appeared in Variety, Slate, Playboy, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed and Pseudopod, and is forthcoming in The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination. He attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in 2009 and he’s the author of Satan Loves You, 2011’s second-best feel-good book about Hell, now available on Amazon. You can follow every little move he makes over on his stupid blog.

Soviet Science Fiction Films

by Grady Hendrix

The titles are what grab you: I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen; Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel; Who Wants to Kill Jessie?; To The Stars By Hard Ways; Ferat Vampire; Test Pilot Pirxa; Ikarie XB-1. A heady combination of ESL literalism, proletarian bluntness and purple exploitation prose, who could come up with titles like these except a bunch of communists, caught between socialist worker’s heaven and the crass capitalist hell? And that’s exactly who made these movies – filmmakers from Czechoslovakia, Poland, East Germany, Estonia and the USSR back in the bad old days of the Cold War.

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