THE OBAMA INHERITANCE contributing author Christopher Chambers is going to Los Angeles‘s very own “The Last Bookstore” before going to Charleston‘s Buxton Books!
Tom’s Book Club Live, Featuring The Obama Inheritance
Dec 10 | 7pm-9pm
Please join the Los Angeles Review of Books and LA legend and editor Gary Phillips along with authors Danny Gardner, Travis Richardson, and Désirée Zamorano for a conversation with Tom Lutz and Steph Cha on “The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir” (Three Rooms Press, 2017).
NPR on “The Obama Inheritance”: “In recent years, writers of color have taken up sci-fi and fantasy in particular as richly poetic vehicles to explore racism and imagine alternative worlds. The pulp stories in ‘The Obama Inheritance’ — sci-fi, fantasy and noir — are fun to read, and be forewarned: Many of them also pack a punch.”
This event is free and open to the public and will take place at The Last Bookstore.
The Last Bookstore: 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tom’s Book Club members will have access to a special meet and greet with “The Obama Inheritance” authors. More information about Tom’s Book Club at: https://lareviewofbooks.org/membership
The Obama Inheritance Reading & Signing ft. Christopher Chambers
Join us for a reading and signing with contributing author of THE OBAMA INHERITANCE: 15 STORIES OF CONSPIRACY NOIR, featuring author Christopher Chambers. 11 December 2017. 6:00-8:00 PM.
Noir meets diverse voices and transforms the genre into an over-the-top, transcendental psychedelic thriller ride of pulpy goodness in this collection of fifteen stories of conspiracy noir curated by editor and award-winning African-American crime novelist Gary Phillips, ft other contributing authors, including Christopher Chambers
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READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!:
“Conspiracy theories about Obama spun out to their wackiest sci-fi conclusions … Few methods of protest are as cheerfully strange and purposefully bizarre.” —THE WASHINGTON POST
“15 stories so sly, fresh and Bizarro World witty they reaffirm the resiliency of the artistic imagination.” —NPR FRESH AIR
“Why should the conspiracists have all the fun of creating fake narratives?” … Yet, running beneath the book’s mockery of conspiracy fanatics, the unspoken question that I raised earlier persists: Why are there so many outlandish conspiracy theories about the Obamas?” —Clarence Page, The Chicago Tribune
“7 New Books that will make you happy you can read.” —NEWSWEEK
“First-rate! Readers who enjoy political satire in its many varied forms will certainly enjoy this collection.” —ALA BOOKLIST
“Adrift with white supremacists, secret locations, strange conflicts, and subtle aliens. … Truly excellent!” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“A mashup of genre fiction! . . . Imagines the consequences of white supremacist politics on American society.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Stories that are often humorous, always entertaining, and mostly non-political, and that make use of the more absurd conspiracies surrounding Barack Obama and his presidency.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
“Who thought being militant could be this fun?” —The Hard Word
“Some short story collections are eclectic. Some are ambitious. Some are utterly mad. This one is all three.” —San Francisco Book Review
“High-octane creativity at work. . . . Some of these stories are laugh-out-loud funny, while others are immensely disturbing simply because you know that somewhere, someone actually believes this ridiculousness for real. That’s a humbling and horrifying thought, even as your funny bone and your common sense are entertained.” —Manhattan Book Review
“A fun read.” —Washington Independent Review of Books
“Wildly inventive and smarter than the entire GOP combined!!” —Victor LaValle, author, The Changeling
“Portrayals of the odd and the strange, lost worlds and larger than life characters, with a soundtrack by Parliament/Funkadelic and Hendrix, and is inhabited by the sensibilities of the hardboiled and the damned!!! Can you dig it?”
—From the introduction by Gary Phillips