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MIKE CHEN with MEGAN E. O'KEEFE at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Mike Chen author photo and Here and Now and Then cover image

With pieces featured in The Mary Sue, The Portalist, and Tor, local writer Mike Chen joins us in celebration of the paperback release of his unforgettable debut novel, Here and Now and Then. Mike will be in conversation with Megan E. O'Keefe, author of the epic space opera Velocity Weapon: Protectorate #1.

Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career...as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.

Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-traveler's brain. Until one afternoon, his "rescue" team arrives--eighteen years too late.

Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where he's been gone only weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can't remember.

Torn between two lives, Kin is desperate for a way to stay connected to both. But when his best efforts threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself, his daughter's very existence is at risk. It'll take one final trip across time to save Miranda--even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
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Here and Now and Then Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778308980
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Mira Books - August 27th, 2019

Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316419598
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: Orbit - June 11th, 2019

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