Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. The pandemic is caused by Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Joe Hill is the author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box. He is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He lives in New England.
A reception will follow the reading and signing. Books available from Prairie Lights Bookstore.
Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St, Coralville, Iowa 52241
JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Books & Books on Friday, May 20th at 8:00 PM!
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
The fireman is coming. Stay cool.
No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.
Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.
About the Author
Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite via the link above (and find more details at that link as well). A copy of The Fireman is included in your ticket purchase.
From Joe Hill, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.
All of Joe Hill’s novels have topped national bestseller lists, won numerous national awards, garnered rave reviews, and have been or are in the process of being adapted into film or TV series (Last fall Horns was released on the big screen, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple; Deadline recently announced that NOS4A2 is in development for an AMC series; followed quickly by the news that Fox finalized a development deal for The Fireman).
This is a ticketed event. Purchase a ticket on Eventbrite via the link.
1219 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!
Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.
No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.
A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
Author Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Music Hall on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM to present his latest novel THE FIREMAN!
The Fireman is coming. Stay cool. From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as The Fireman.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams appear at Forbidden Planet on Monday November 9, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015!
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832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Charlie Manx burned a man to death in his black 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, but that’s not the worst of it. Rumour has it that he kidnapped dozens of children, taking them to a place he calls “Christmasland.” The only child ever to escape was a very lucky girl named Victoria McQueen.
Vic has a gift – she can ride her bike through the Shorter Way bridge and she’ll come out the other side wherever she needs to be, even if it’s hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her ability; no one would understand.
When Charlie Manx finally dies after years in prison, his body disappears…after the autopsy. The police and media think someone stole it, but Vic knows the truth: Charlie Manx is on the road again…and he has her Joe Hill is the premier horror and supernatural writer of his generation with a slew of awards for his books and short fiction. His previous two novels won him international acclaim and his hugely successful comic series Locke and Key has been a smash hit. His novel ‘Horns’ has been turned into a movie with ‘Woman in Black’ and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the lead.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Horror and Suspense authors from New England – and all around the Northeast U.S. – will be selling and signing books throughout the event, and participating in panel discussions in the theater about New England Horror Tradition, what makes something scary, new fears, and childhood terrors. The event will conclude with a quintet of authors doing a live reading of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Authors signing and speaking that day include:
Toni L.P. Kelner
Jack M. Haringa
John M. McIlveen
Holly Newstein Hautala
Errick Danger Nunnally
ACT Theater Company
1632 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Ben Blacker and special guest Joe Hill appear at Brookline Booksmith for a live recording of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast on
Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Please note this event has been postponed till Saturday, November 14th! Tickets purchased for 8/31 will be honored.
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Puss in Boots, Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. This live taping will feature Joe Hill, the acclaimed author of novels, short stories and comics, including Horns and NOS4A2.
If you purchased tickets for the initial date of this podcast taping, your tickets are good for this rescheduled date. If you cannot make the reschedule date of Saturday, 11/14 at 7 PM, we will refund your ticket. Give us a call at 617.566.6660 for more information.
Tickets are $5 each and all ticket proceeds will be donated to 826Boston, the national non-profit tutoring program. **SOLD OUT**
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Alex has also appeared in over 100 films and TV shows including Arrow, eight separate roles on Stargate SG-1, Hell on Wheels, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, Supernatural, 2012, Psych, The 13th Warrior, Smallville, Horns, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Sanctuary, The Returned and currently best known for playing King Midas on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
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