Submitted by: Village Books & Paper Dreams
As part of its legendary literary event calendar, Village Books hosts two compelling author events in November. At the 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 Chuckanut Radio Hour, representatives of the Crazy Horse family, via writer William Matson’s book Crazy Horse, the Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy, reveal stories that illustrate the famous leader’s life and death. At 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Village Books welcomes author Andy Weir to the Bellingham High School auditorium. The author of science fiction classic The Martian will introduce readers to his new book, Artemis. Tickets are now available for both events at Village Books.
At the Nov. 9 Chuckanut Radio Hour, Village Books’ radio variety show, audience members will hear from Floyd Clown and Doug War Eagle, representatives of the Crazy Horse family. They worked with writer William Matson to reveal family stories that will alter the commonly held knowledge of the Lakota warrior. The Crazy Horse family members and Matson will be interviewed by Darrell Hillaire of the Lummi Nation and founder of Children of the Setting Sun Productions. Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com. The show is at Heiner Theater on Whatcom Community College’s campus. Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of Crazy Horse (or with each paid ticket you’ll receive a $5 voucher toward the book at the show). Co-sponsored by the Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Whatcom Community College Foundation, 12th Street Shoes and Westside Pizza.
Andy Weir, the author of the bestselling novel, The Martian, will discuss his new book, Artemis, at 7:00 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bellingham High School auditorium. He will be in conversation with Western Washington University assistant professor of geology Melissa Rice.
Andy Weir’s brilliant debut novel The Martian, a gripping story of survival against all odds, is a genuine publishing phenomenon. Hailed by critics and fans alike as a new science-fiction classic, The Martian has been published in 40 languages worldwide, and has sold more than 4 million copies in North America alone—not to mention being adapted into the hit movie of the same name, starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott.
In his much anticipated new novel Artemis (Crown, on sale Nov. 14, 2017), Weir has crafted a near-future crime caper that introduces a protagonist every bit as memorable as The Martian’s Mark Watney: Jasmine Bashara, aka Jazz. Jazz is just another too-smart, directionless 20-something, chafing at the constraints of her small town and dreaming of a better life. Except the small town happens to be named Artemis—and it’s the first and only city on the moon. Brimming over with Weir’s trademark charm, filled with smart, detailed world building based in real science, and propelled by a deliciously twisty heist plot, Artemis is an irresistible new science-fiction thrill ride that’s sure to take its place alongside The Martian as a new classic in the genre.
Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the runaway success of his debut novel, The Martian, allowed him to pursue writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight. He lives in California.
Western Washington University assistant professor of geology Melissa Rice has been named by NASA as a participating scientist on the Mars Curiosity Rover science team. Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from Wellesley College and her doctorate in astrophysics from Cornell University, after which she completed postdoctoral work on the rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Tickets are $5 and are available at Village Books and BrownPaperTickets.com -or- receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of Artemis and secure your spot in the signing line! Please make purchases of Artemis at Village Books in order to get your free ticket. Proceeds will benefit Bellingham High School’s PTSA. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
About Village Books & Paper Dreams:
Founded in 1980 by Chuck and Dee Robinson and as of 2017 under new ownership and stewardship of Paul Hanson, Kelly Evert and Sarah Hutton, Village Books and Paper Dreams is a community-based, independent bookstore and gift shop with two locations: the flagship store in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham and its second location in the historic Waples Mercantile Building in Lynden.