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June 2014

Staff Recommendations

June 20, 2014 | Lorna | Comments (0)

When the Emperor is murdered, Maia, his isolated, youngest son, abruptly becomes the Emperor Edrehasivar VII. Aided only by his secretary and bodyguards, the new half-goblin emperor fights to change the course of a thousand-year old empire. Fantasy combines with mystery, and politics with suspense, as Maia must identify the murderer of his father before the killer strikes again. Maia Drazhar, hero of The Goblin Emperor, is easily the most charming fictional hero since Lois Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan. Watching this likeable hero overcome all obstacles to establish himself is terrific fun.

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     The Goblin Emperor                                                        Sparrow Hill Road

"Go and talk to the girl in the green silk gown, Who died on Sparrow Hill Road." Teenage Rose Marshall was murdered on Sparrow Hill Road over sixty years ago. Now a ghost, she hitch-hikes along the roads of North America, helping travellers in danger. Not all the people who encounter Rose survive the experience, but most have reason to be grateful for her help. Eerie and charming, Rose's encounters in the afterlife are stories about justice, vengeance and love.

June Events at the Merril Collection

June 16, 2014 | Lorna | Comments (0)

 
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  Hugh Howey; author of the groundbreaking novel "Wool"    
  Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  239 College St. (Lillian H. Smith building)
  Lower level program room
 
 Hugh Howey is the author of "Wool", the first self-published e-book to sell over a million copies. The book  has also been published in hard copy and film rights have been sold to Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Howey will be discussing his work; both writing and e-publishing. Copies of the book will be available at the event.
  
  This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of  the Merril Collection and Kobo.  
 
 
Coming Out & Speaking Up: Celebrate Gay World Pride at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy
 
Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
239 College St. (Lillian H. Smith building)
Merril Collection Reading Room, 3rd floor
   
 The Friends of the Merril Collection are pleased to be hosting an exciting panel discussion of LGBT issues in speculative fiction. Chris Butcher of The Beguiling will moderate a panel discussion between scholars Derek Newman-Stille and Stephen Kenneally and authors Gemma Files and A. M. Dellamonica.
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The Merril Collection holds over 70,000 items, all science fiction, fantasy, or horror, as well as non-fiction about science fiction and fantasy. The materials are available for reading room use only. For more information call the Merril Collection at 416-393-7748.