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Book Launch with MIKE CHEN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Mike Chen author photo and A Beginning at the End cover image

Join Mike Chen for a Book Launch celebrating his clever new work of fiction, A Beginning at the End. Mike will be in conversation with Annalee Newitz, founding editor of the science fiction website io9 and author of The Future of Another Timeline.

How do you start over after the end of the world?

"Not just an apocalyptic thriller, but also a timely reminder of what is most important in life--family, love, and hope." --Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet's population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between self-governing cities, hippie communes and wasteland gangs.In postapocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Moira has created a new identity to finally escape her past--until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world on behalf of those too traumatized to go outside, determined to help everyone move on--even if they don't want to. Rob survived the catastrophe with his daughter, Sunny, but lost his wife. When strict government rules threaten to separate parent and child, Rob needs to prove himself worthy in the city's eyes by connecting with people again.Krista, Moira, Rob and Sunny are brought together by circumstance, and their lives begin to twine together. But when reports of another outbreak throw the fragile society into panic, the friends are forced to finally face everything that came before--and everything they still stand to lose. Because sometimes having one person is enough to keep the world going.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
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Books: 
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A Beginning at the End Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778309345
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Mira Books - January 14th, 2020

The Future of Another Timeline Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765392107
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Tor Books - September 24th, 2019

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