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John Appel (in conversation with Karen Osborne): Assassin's Orbit Launch Party

The Ivy is thrilled to host the launch of John Appel's new book, Assassin's Orbit! John will be in conversation with Karen Osborne. This event will take place on The Ivy's back patio.

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On the eve of the planet Ileri's historic vote to join the Commonwealth, the assassination of a government minister threatens to shatter everything. Private investigator Noo Okereke and spy Meiko Ogawa join forces with police chief Toiwa to investigate - and discover clues that point disturbingly toward a threat humanity thought they had escaped. A threat that could destroy Ileri and spark an interplanetary war... unless the disparate team can work together to solve the mystery.

JOHN APPEL volunteered to jump out of planes before he’d ever been in a plane; his friends and family say this sums up his approach to life pretty well. He writes science fiction and fantasy and the occasional tabletop RPG adventure. A lifelong Marylander, he lives in the Baltimore suburbs with his wife and children. He retired at the end of 2020 after decades as an information security and technology risk management professional. When not writing, rolling dice, or keeping the bad guys at bay, he enjoys rum and swords, but not both at the same time. John is a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop. ASSASSIN'S ORBIT (REBELLION/SOLARIS 2021) is his debut novel.

KAREN OSBORNE is a speculative fiction writer and visual storyteller living in Baltimore. She is the author of Architects of Memory and Engines of Oblivion, is a graduate of Viable Paradise and the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and won awards for her news & opinion writing in New York, Florida, and Maryland. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Fireside, Escape Pod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more.






Event Details

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:30pm


The Ivy Bookshop - Back Patio

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