I’m extremely excited to announce that fellow Canadian and winner of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Alyx Dellamonica (@AlyxDellamonia) will be joining me on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show at The Look 24/7 (@TheLook247) on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET/ 3 am (Saturday) GMT, to discuss her latest novel, Blue Magic, LGBT stuff, and more.
If have any questions for Alyx and are unable to tune-in live, then you can e-mail your questions to email@example.com. Please e-mail them by 12 pm PT/ 3 pm ET/ 8 pm GMT on Friday, April 27, 2012. If you are able to join us live, then tune-in here and join us in chat here, so that you can participate in the conversation.
Also, next week I’ll be posting my review of Blue Magic, plus I have two copies to giveaway, courtesy of TOR. There will also be a guest post by Alyx about some of her own geeky pleasures.
Now, a little bit about Alyx:
You may know Alyx Dellamonica already from her fabulous “Buffy Rewatch” series on Tor.com, but here are some more fun facts:
Alyx lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she sings in a community choir and takes thousands of digital photographs. In 2003, soon after finishing her first novel, Indigo Springs, the Supreme Court of B.C. ruled in favor of legalized same-sex marriage. A month later, she achieved a lifelong dream by marrying her long-term partner, writer and wine critic Kelly Robson, at one of their favorite places, the UBC Botanical Gardens.
About Blue Magic
This powerful sequel starts in the small town in Oregon where Astrid Lethewood discovered an underground river of blue liquid—Vitagua—that is pure magic. Everything it touches is changed. The secret is out—and the world will never be the same. Astrid’s best friend, Sahara, has been corrupted by the blue magic, and now leads a cult that seeks to rule the world. Astrid, on the other hand, tries to heal the world.
Conflicting ambitions, star-crossed lovers, and those who fear and hate magic combine in a terrible conflagration, pitting friend against friend, magic against magic, and the power of nations against a small band of zealots, with the fate of the world at stake. Blue Magic is a powerful story of private lives changed by earthshaking events that will ensnare readers in its poignant tale of a world touched by magic and plagued by its consequences.
We hope to see you next Friday!