Reading Allowed

Curtis Chen and Jason Hough

Kangaroo Too and Escape Velocity and Injection Burn

Thursday • June 29 • 7pm

U District store

Reading & Book Signing

Kangaroo Too and Escape Velocity and Injection Burn

Join us for an evening of adrenaline-pumping science fiction with Curtis Chen and Jason Hough!

Kangaroo Too, the smart and sassy sequel to Waypoint Kangaroo, treats us to a rousing tale of interplanetary intrigue. Earth operative Kangaroo has traveled to the moon to collect data on his recently sabotaged mission from a retired asteroid miner. What should be a simple infiltration is hindered by the nearly one million tourists celebrating the anniversary of the first Moon landing. And before he can even make contact, his personal physician, Jessica Chu, is arrested by lunar authorities for murder.

Injection Burn is part one of Hough's action-adventure science fiction duology The Dire Earth Cycle. Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens is held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past it, and Skyler doesn't know what to anticipate. Safe to say that the last thing he expects to find is a second human ship led by the tough-as-nails captain, Gloria Tsandi.

In the conclusion to The Dire Earth Cycle duology, Escape Velocity, Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of a race of nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth. Standing in their way is a race of horrifying, technologically advanced aliens armed with incredible weapons.

You don't have to travel the galaxy in search of adventure—tonight it's found right here at our U District store!


No Image Available Curtis C. Chen graduated from Viable Paradise (instructors included NYT bestseller John Scalzi) and attended Clarion West (instructors included World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner John Crowley and Hugo/Nebula winner James Patrick Kelly). His short fiction has appeared in "Daily Science Fiction" and SNAFU and will be featured in Baens MISSION: TOMORROW. On top of all that, hes a former software engineer and once built a cat-feeding robot. He lives in Vancouver, Washington.

Jason M. Hough is the New York Times bestselling author of Zero World and The Dire Earth Cycle: The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge, as well as the novella The Dire Earth. Hough was born in Illinois but grew up on the mean streets of suburban San Diego, California. In 1978, when he was six, his parents took him to see Star Wars, and so began a lifelong love of sci-fi and all things geek. He later worked for a decade in the videogame industry as a 3D artist and game designer. Today he lives in Seattle with his wife and two young sons. When not writing, Hough enjoys building LEGO spaceships with his boys and other similarly grown-up pursuits.

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