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Dublin WorldCon Schedule

Dublin 2019 header. With convention dates and location, August 15-19, at the Convention Centre Dublin.

 

Hello all!

In just a few short weeks I will be at the 2019 WorldCon in Dublin, Ireland.  My schedule is short, but sweet!

Autographs

15 Aug 2019, Thursday 14:00 – 14:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

I’ll be autographing books and other swag!

Invented mythologies in SF

Format: Panel

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 19:00 – 19:50, Wicklow Hall 2B (CCD)

Whether it’s creation myths for sentient AIs or a pantheon of alien gods, invented mythologies can add depth and weight to SF storytelling. How have myths from our own past informed the creation of fictitious mythologies in SF? Where do you start when inventing mythology? What makes a mythos convincing, and how do you subtly weave your mythology into the narrative?

Fellow panelists include Fonda Lee (Author of the Green Bone Saga) and Adrian Tchaikovsky (Author of Children of Time and Children of Ruin)!

Reading: Marina J. Lostetter

Format: Reading

19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:20, Wicklow Room-5 (Workshops) (CCD)

I will be giving a reading on, yes, Monday morning. I know it’s a tough time slot, but I want to make it worth your while to attend!  I’ll be giving away books and reading from either Noumenon Ultra (the third book in the Noumenon series) or from the first book in my brand fantasy trilogy from Tor Books (previously titled The Masks of Arkensyre).  Audience’s choice!  Both will be brand-new, never before read!

 

If you’d like more information about this WorldCon, please visit https://dublin2019.com/ for times, attendances, memberships, and events.

After WorldCon I’ll be roaming Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK for several weeks.  I don’t have any formal signings planned, but if there’s a bookshop you think I should visit and sign stock, let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get there during my travels.

Hope to see you soon!  Happy reading!

~Marina

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Reddit AMA Today!

Hello all!

At 12:00pm EST, I’ll be on the subreddit r/books ready to answer your questions about my novels, my hobbies, whatever you’d like to ask about.  If you know you’d like to ask something, but aren’t sure where to start, might I suggest:

 

My cats, my plants, or my writing habits.  For additional suggestions, see this thread on Twitter.

At noon, please follow this link to r/books, and ask away!  Looking forward to your questions!

Happy reading.

~Marina

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Arkansas Literary Festival, April 25th-28th

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Hello all!  At the end of this month I’ll be attending the Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arkady Martin, author of A Memory Called Empire, and I will be on a joint panel at 2:30pm on April 27th, at the UA Little Rock Downtown location, next to the Main Library (333 President Clinton Avenue).  We’ll do some reading, and some chatting about all things sci-fi.

The event will last about an hour, after which we’ll be signing books.  Come hang out with us!  Hope to see you there!

For more information, click here.

~Marina

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Noumenon now in German!

Deutsch: Sprichst du Deutsch? Ich spreche kein Deutsch, aber die wunderbare Irene Holicki hat Noumenon für Heyne ins Deutsche übersetzt. Und es gab eine Titeländerung! “Die Reise”. Dies ist das erste Mal, dass meine Arbeit offiziell in eine andere Sprache übersetzt wurde, und ich bin so aufgeregt! Der Roman ist heute heraus! Fröhliches Lesen!

https://www.randomhouse.de/Taschenbuch/Die-Reise/Marina-Lostetter/Heyne/e509768.rhd

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English: Do you speak German? I don’t speak German, but the wonderful Irene Holicki has translated Noumenon into German for Heyne. And it’s had a title change! “Die Reise,” ie, The Journey. This is the first time my work has been officially translated into another language, and I’m so excited! The novel is out today!

Happy reading!

~Marina

 

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Noumenon ebook on Sale!

Haven’t gotten your copy of Noumenon yet? Or perhaps you’ve been bugging your friend to read it but they need a little extra incentive? Or maybe it’s on a family member’s holiday wish-list?  No matter why you’re looking for a copy, you’re in luck!

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Noumenon is one of BookBub’s sci-fi deals of the day. It’s only $1.99 for North American kindles, Nook readersKobo readers, on Apple Books (iTunes), and from Google Play!

Sale on Amazon lasts until December 3rd, and the other ebook prices are only so low for as long as their platforms price-match, so don’t be a victim of time dilation, snatch it up ASAP!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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NOUMENON INFINITY is HERE!

Today is release day in North America!  Yay!  Here’s me this morning, ridiculously ecstatic (wild hair and everything):

Me on Infinity release day

Tonight is my party at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR, and you’re invited!  Details here.

If you can’t make it to the party, you can still pick up a copy of Infinity at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Audible, ibooks, or your local independent bookstore.

I’m so happy to have the continuing saga of the Planet United Convoys and I.C.C. out in the world!  I hope you enjoy the read!

~Marina

P.S. Be sure to read the acknowledgements at the end of the book!  Without everyone’s hard work, this day would never have come.  I owe thanks to a heap of people!

 

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You’re Invited to the NOUMENON INFINITY Launch Party!

 

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August 14th, from 5-7pm, I’ll be celebrating the launch of NOUMENON INFINITY at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR.

I’m so excited to share the sequel to Noumenon with you!

Hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it, don’t despair.  You can still celebrate with me by preordering the book (from places like Barnes & Noble or Amazon), or buying it from your favorite independent bookstore the day of the release!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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Would You Like a Bookplate?

What is a bookplate, you ask (or even if you didn’t, here’s a refresher)?  Traditionally, it’s a way for a book owner to identify that a book is indeed theirs.  Think of “Form the library of” stamps.  Authors use bookplates, however, to provide signatures to readers we might otherwise be unable to reach, or in instances where we’re unable to sign (like in the case of a broken hand or a condition with difficult flare ups like rheumatoid arthritis). They’re essentially stickers, meant for book pages but you can stick them on whatever, really.

I have newly acquired bookplates, signed and ready for those who’d like one!

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If you’d like a few bookplates (you need one for each book in the NOUMENON series, don’t you?) and bookmark, simply put in a request with your mailing address via my contact form on this page.  I’ll send them anywhere in the world on my dime, no worries.  This offer is good until otherwise rescinded.

Happy reading!

~Marina

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International Readers, Are You Ready for a Giveaway???

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I have brand-new UK paperback copies of Noumenon burning a hole in my bookshelf, and brand-new bookplates, and brand-new stickers, and of course bookmarks!

Would you perhaps like a few of these things?

I have two sets of these to give away, and I will mail them anywhere outside of the United States. All you have to do to enter is ONE of the following between July 4th and July 12th (If you’d like to do more, that’s awesome! But each person will only be entered one time.):

*Sign up as a new recipient for my newsletter and let me know you’ve done so in the comments on this post.

*Tweet about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity (perhaps why you’re looking forward to a copy, or a favorite quote) and make sure you .@ me (.@MarinaLostetter).

*Retweet this tweet with a comment.

*Post about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity on Instagram and @ me (@MarinaJLostetter).

*If you’ve read Noumenon or any of my work, leave a new review on said work at Goodreads, or Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or your preferred book-purchasing online venue and link me the review in the comments on this post.

On July 13th I will draw two random winners in the same manner I drew winners for my previous giveaway. Then I will contact the winners with a way to privately send me your address.

Good luck, and happy reading!

~Marina

P.S. US readers, though you aren’t eligible for this giveaway, signal boosts are always appreciated.

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