Launch Party for Greg van Eekhout's Pacific Fire!

You’re invited to Mysterious Galaxy’s party for Southern CA native, San Diego author, and former Changing Hands bookseller Greg Van Eekhout, on the publication date for Pacific Fire, the sequel to California Bones, which introduced readers to the darkly fantastic Kingdom of Southern California and Daniel Blackland and golem Sam. (See Patrick’s review here.) And check out Greg’s short electronic story, “As Far As You Can Go,” which previously appeared in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best Science Fiction 24th Annual Collection. Greg will discuss writing, snacks, gardening, dogs, and osteomancy. 


Event date: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Avenue
Ste 100
92111 San Diego
Pacific Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765328564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - January 27th, 2015

I’m Sam. I’m just this guy. 

Okay, yeah, I’m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California. With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself. I kind of doubt it, though. Not like Daniel Blackland can. 

Daniel’s the reason the Hierarch’s gone and I’m still alive. He’s also the reason I’ve lived my entire life on the run. Ten years of never, ever going back to Los Angeles. Daniel’s determined to protect me. To teach me. 

But it gets old. I’ve got nobody but Daniel. I’ll never do anything normal. Like attend school. Or date a girl. 

Now it’s worse. Because things are happening back in LA. Very bad people are building a Pacific firedrake, a kind of ultimate weapon of mass magical destruction.  Daniel seemed to think only he could stop them. Now Daniel’s been hurt. I managed to get us to the place run by the Emmas. (Many of them. All named Emma. It’s a long story.) They seem to be healing him, but he isn’t going anyplace soon. 

Do I even have a reason for existing, if it isn’t to prevent this firedrake from happening? I’m good at escaping from things. Now I’ve escaped from Daniel and the Emmas, and I’m on my way to LA. 

This may be the worst idea I ever had.

About the Author

Greg van Eekhout is the author of California Bones, as well as a previous fantasy novel with Bantam Books, Norse Code. He is also the author of two middle-grade SF novels, Kid vs. Squid and The Boy at the End of the World (a finalist for the Andre Norton Award). He lives in San Diego, California.

California Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765328557
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - June 10th, 2014

Norse Code Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553592139
Availability: Special Order
Published: Spectra Books - May 19th, 2009

The Boy at the End of the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599905242
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 21st, 2011

Far As You Can Go - A Short Story Cover Image
ISBN: 1230000253952
Availability: Available Now
Published: Greg van Eekhout - July 19th, 2014

A teen and his robot companion cross a dangerous city landscape filled with monsters and machines to reach the fabled, faraway sea.