Phoenix Comicon Announces Trio of Authors


Brian Staveley

Three more authors were added to Phoenix Comicon’s growing slate of guests today.

Brian Staveley made his authorial debut last year with the acclaimed epic fantasy, The Emperor’s Blades, which follows the children of a slain emperor as the attempt to unravel the plot against their family, while consolidating their hold on the imperial throne. The sequel, The Providence of Fire hit shelves earlier this month. I recently finished The Emperor’s Blades, so check back in the next week or so for a review.

Michael J. Martinez – Photo credit Anna Martinez

Michael J. Martinez will also appear. Blending space opera and “Aubrey and Maturin”, Martinez’s alternate history novels posit a universe where alchemy allows space travel and the explorers of old used their frigates to colonize the solar system. His third novel, The Venusian Gambit, comes out on May 5, just in time for Comicon.

And finally, Sam Sykes is appearing (surprise, surprise). I’ve said enough about him lately, but I have to emphasize that his infamous batsu game is must-attend for Con-goers. Oh, and to paraphrase him, “Buy His Book!”

— Michael Senft

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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1 Response to Phoenix Comicon Announces Trio of Authors

  1. Pingback: Review: “The Emperor’s Blades” by Brian Staveley | Relentless Reading (And Writing About It!)

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