ChiSeries Windsor Recap
On Wednesday, 26 June I read from The War Beneath at the Phog Lounge in Windsor, Ontario, a place with a ton of character. I’d never been there before (it was only my second visit to Windsor) but it was obvious from the onset that it was a fitting and appropriate venue for a reading by SF writers.
History oozed from the corners of the place; you could tell it’s been around for an eternity and is cherished by its patrons. It reminded me of a watering hole from my days at Western University and Ottawa U decades ago. Also reading were Christian Laforet and Kathe Koja. Laforet read from his newest book, The Infested, a beautifully grotesque and vivid zombie pandemic horror, and Koja read from her performance art/psychological thriller, Skin. Intercut between the readings, musician Brendan Scott Friel performed for the crowd; he is a ridiculously-talented guitarist and singer. Windsor is lucky to have him.
It was a fantastic evening in a wonderful setting, and I want to thank everyone for coming to experience the readings and music.
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Winner of the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award for Action/Adventure & Semi-Finalist for the 2018 CLUE Award for Suspense/Thriller
Praise for THE WAR BENEATH
“One very riveting, intelligent read!” — Readers’ Favorite
“If you like novels like The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising,
you will certainly enjoy The War Beneath.” — A Thrill A Week
“If you’re here for thrills, the book will deliver.” — The Cambridge Geek
“This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud . . . When I say it is gripping, that is the simple truth.” — Ardath Mayhar
“… a thrill ride from beginning to end …” — SF Crowsnest
“… if you like Clancy and le Carré with a hint of Forsyth thrown in,
you’ll love The War Beneath.” — Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee (RET),
2017 Nebula Award & 2018 Dragon Award Finalist
“Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage … a great escape!” — The Minerva Reader