An Evening with Matthew De Abaitua
Tuesday 26th July 18:30 - 20:00 at Liverpool
Matthew is the author of the sensational "Red Men", the mind-bendingly good alternate history "If Then", and most recently the viscerally cyberpunk "The Destructives".
Matthew will be reading from and discussing his work, as well as signing books.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet one of brightest rising stars in science fiction.
Tickets are £2/£3 with a Waterstones loyalty card and available in store. Ask a bookseller for more information, or call 0151 7099820.
Praise for If Then:
"This is the kind of post-apocalypse, after-it-all-changed novel with clever codicils that the Brits do with so much more classy, idiosyncratic style than anyone else. It is full of magisterial weirdness, logical surrealism, melancholy joy and hopeful terror. If I begin to toss out names like Adam Roberts, Brian Aldiss, Keith Roberts, and J. G. Ballard, I will not be lavishing undue praise" - Paul Di Filippo, for Locus Magazine.
"Sumptuously written, with prose that glitters with a dark lustre like a Damien Hirst fly collage. intricately plotted, and a satirical point as sharp and and accurate as the scalpel of a brain surgeon: De Abaitua operates on the smiling face of the present to reveal the grimacing skull of the future." - Will Self
"If Then" is a love story, the history of a marriage, a topical meditation on the end of capitalism; best of all, it is a bone-deep, blood-sweet British fantasy, naive and ingenious as William Morris and as warpedly nostalgic as Richard Jeffries "After London." As disturbingly hyperreal as any Pre-Raphaelite painting, "If Then"imagines what the end of history really will really look like, what s really at stake, and maybe, just maybe, what we can do about it. - Simon Ings, author of "Wolves"
Further details: 0151 7099820
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