Michael Shea CANCELLED

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, today's event with Michael Shea has been cancelled.

Michael Shea is an award-winning fantasy, horror and science fiction writer who also has hitchhiked across the US and Canada twice, attended UCLA and Berkley and has had careers in language instruction, construction and hospitality. Assault on Sunrise is the second in a trilogy that began with The Extra. Shea’s near-future dystopia features mechanical killing machines (like the huge praying mantis on the cover) that kill the extras in live action movies for the all-powerful video studio executives. Sound like fun? Join us for this interesting event.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Ste 302
92111-1040 San Diego
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ISBN: 9780765324368
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - August 13th, 2013


Curtis, Japh, and Jool are film extras, who--with the help of a couple of very gutsy women--survived being anonymous players in a "live-action" film in which getting killed on-screen meant getting killed for real. Surviving the shoot made them rich enough to escape the post-apocalyptic Hell that L.A. has become. But their survival was not what Panoply Studios' CEO Val Margolian had in mind, especially since it cost his company millions.

Now he's taking his revenge. After several plainclothes police are found dead in the former extras' new home, the bucolic, peaceful town of Sunrise, California, the entire town is subjected to Margolian's invidious plan to punish the entire town...and make a fortune doing it. Margolian has created toxic, murderous wasp-like mechanical creatures to set upon the people of Sunrise, while his film crew captures the carnage in what promises to be the bloodiest "live-action" film yet. With their haven from L.A. besieged by the deadly assault, the former extras--and their fellow townspeople--are faced with a grim task: to defeat the creatures and take back their town and their freedom.

About the Author

Michael Shea is the World Fantasy Award–winning author of Nifft the Lean and other novels. He has written many short stories for major fantasy and science fiction magazines.