We are very excited to welcome Gideon Marcus to Read It Again Bookstore! This is our first in store event in over a year. We are so happy that our first event is with Gideon. During the pandemic we hosted 3 online events with Gideon. We are really looking forward to meeting with him in person.
Masks are STRONGLY encouraged. If you forget your mask, no problem! We have masks available.
Gideon Marcus is a professional space historian, author, and public speaker with a passion for teaching. He literally wrote the book on the early automated American space program in a series of articles for Quest: Space Quarterly.
Gideon is the founder of the Serling-Award winning and Hugo-nominated web project, galacticjourney.org, the mission of which is to recover the lost voices of SFF and the Space Race, making the past relevant to today. To that end, he has assembled a diverse team of twenty individuals, covering Science Fact and Fiction across the globe as it existed exactly 55 years ago. His educational series of lectures/panels, performed at conventions and public venues across the West Coast, are must-see events, both entertaining and enlightening.
Sirena (The Kitra Saga Book 2)
One starship, six friends, 10,000 lives in the balance
Young captain-for-hire Kitra Yilmaz has gotten her first contract: escort the mysterious Princess of Atlántida beyond the Frontier and find her a new world. It's a risky job, fraught with the threat of pirates, dangerous squatters, and rising romantic tensions.
Still, Kitra and her crew are up for anything — until they find a lush world, perfect for settlement...with an enormous ghost ship already in orbit.
What secret does the crippled vessel hide? And is Kitra ready to take responsibility for its precious cargo?
Praise for the Kitra Saga:
"[The Kitra Saga] has a lot to offer: a diverse crew, convincing alien worlds, and an overall sense of adventure and companionship — with all the ups and downs it comes with." — Robin Rose Graves, Parallel Worlds Magazine
"Kitra is successful in providing a compelling action/adventure tale while maintaining an emotional drive that proves to be the heart of the story... the reader is bound to fall in love with the characters and the relationships that develop along the way." — Dark Matter Magazine
Kitra (The Kitra Saga Book 1)
Stranded in space: no fuel, no way home...and no one coming to help.
Nineteen-year-old Kitra Yilmaz dreams of traveling the galaxy like her Ambassador mother. But soaring in her glider is the closest she can get to touching the stars--until she stakes her inheritance on a salvage Navy spaceship.
On its shakedown cruise, Kitra's ship plunges into hyperspace, stranding Kitra and her crew light years away. Tensions rise between Kitra and her shipmates: the handsome programmer, Fareedh; Marta, biologist and Kitra's ex-girlfriend; Peter, the panicking engineer, and the oddball alien navigator, Pinky.
Now, running low on air and food, it'll take all of them working together to get back home.