Gary Phillips discussing
THE UNVARNISHED GARY PHILLIPS
with Matt Coyle
An In-Store Event!
This is an IN-STORE EVENT with author Gary Phillips and conversation partner Matt Coyle. The event will consist of a 30 minute discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience, and finally a book signing.
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About the Authors
GARY PHILLIPS has been a community activist, labor organizer and delivered dog cages. He’s published various novels, comics, short stories and edited several anthologies including SOUTH CENTRAL NOIR and the Anthony award-winning THE OBAMA INHERITANCE: FIFTEEN STORIES OF CONSPIRACY NOIR. VIOLENT SPRING, first published in 1994 was named in 2020 one of the essential crime novels of Los Angeles. He was also a writer/co-producer on FX’s SNOWFALL (streaming on Hulu), about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central where he grew up. Recent novels include ONE-SHOT HARRY and MATTHEW HENSON AND THE ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEM. He lives with his family in the wilds of Los Angeles.
MATT COYLE is the author of the bestselling Rick Cahill crime series. His books have won the Anthony, Shamus, Lefty, Authors on the Air Book of the Year, Ben Franklin Silver, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Silver, and San Diego Book Awards as well as being nominated for many others, including the Barry Award. He was named the Mystery Writer of the Year for 2021 by the San Diego Writers Festival. DOOMED LEGACY is the ninth book in the Rick Cahill series.
About THE UNVARNISHED GARY PHILLIPS
Aztec vampires, astral projecting killers, oxygen stealing bombs, undercover space rangers, aliens occupying Los Angeles, right wing specters haunting the 'hood, masked vigilantes, and mad scientists in their underground lairs plotting world domination populate the stories in this rip-snorting collection. In these pages grindhouse melds with blaxploitation along with strong doses of B movie hardcore drive-in fare.
Phillips, editor of the Anthony Award-winning The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, and author of One-Shot Harry and Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem, said this about pulp. "The most common definition of pulp is it's fast-paced, a story containing out there characters and a wild plot. There is that. But certainly, as we've now arrived at the era of retro-pulp, these stories have elements of characterization: not just action, but a glimpse behind the steely eyes of these doers of incredible deeds." As an added bonus, Phillips resurrects Phantasmo, a Golden Age comics character created by Black artist-writer E.C. Stoner in an all-new outing of ethereal doings (includes 4 original illustrations by cover artist Adam Shaw).