Thursday, May 05, 2011

'Lost at the Con'

I've slowed down a bit on my short story writing because I've been preparing two books for publication.  One is a collection of all of my science fiction short stories (more on that in a week or two) and the other is my brand new novel.

(I will be posting a new short story next week.)

You can read the write up from Big Shiny Robot! below, but it is now available for pre-order.  It will be released on June 17th.


From Big Shiny Robot!:

Bryan Young, the editor of Big Shiny Robot! has a new book and physical copies are now available for pre-order.

Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a sci-fi/fantasy convention.  It's a blend of fictional Gonzo journalism and geek culture in a way that is sure to please audiences inside and outside the geek community.

Physical copies are available for pre-order (eBooks for the Nook, Kindle, and other devices will be available upon the release of the book on June 17th.) Copies ordered here will be signed by the author!

Here's the preliminary cover art and synopsis of the book:

A political writer for a second rate, online news magazine, Michael Cobb is assigned by his editor to cover a sci-fi and fantasy convention in a bid to humiliate him.

Since Cobb can’t afford to turn down the job, he heads to Georgia and dives head first into the world of Griffin*Con, renowned the world over as the Mardis Gras of geek conventions. In Atlanta he finds a place that takes geeky debauchery to new heights: science fiction and fantasy, cosplay, booze, sex, comic books, drugs, slash fiction, and more.

Can he make it through this assignment without snapping and winding up on the front page of the paper himself? Or will the entire experience change him in ways he’d never imagined possible?

There are two options for preorder. If you plan on coming to a signing in the Salt Lake City area in June (There will be announcements for a release party and a signing) or will be at Origins Convention in Columbus, Ohio (where Bryan will be signing books and appearing as a guest), there is an option to pick up the book. Otherwise it will be shipped to you upon release. All copies bought here will be direct from the author and signed.



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In the next month, Bryan will also be releasing a collection of science fiction short stories, so you'll have more info about that as it comes available.

About the author: Bryan Young is a man of many talents who works across many different mediums. As a film producer, his last two films ("This Divided State" and "Killer at Large") were released by The Disinformation Company and were called "filmmaking gold" by The New York Times. He's also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He's a contributor for the Huffington Post and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!

If you're a member of the press and would like a review copy or request an interview, email a request to editor (at) bigshinyrobot.com