TONIGHT at The Booksmith in San Francisco

January 27th, 2016 § 0 comments

The Booksmith

The estimable Michael Holtmann of the Center for the Art of Translation will be interviewing me tonight on the occasion of Serge Brussolo’s English debut, The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome, recently released by Melville House. Come one and all! This free event begins at 7:30pm at The Booksmith on 1644 Haight St.

I originally pitched this novel as “Inception directed by David Cronenberg.” You can read excerpts from the first chapter at the Melville House site and also on Lithub. The book has been featured on Barnes & Noble’s January New Book Roundup, the French Embassy’s French Culture Book Blog, and SF Signal. Reviewing it at NPR, Genevieve Valentine says:

“Syndrome is also a novel of ideas that’s much less concerned with the ideas than it is the minute ways things stay with us; unimportant details fester and eat their own tails.

Brussolo seamlessly maintains both that air of dread and a quality of the lugubrious unreal that’s only fitting in a novel that’s so ambivalent about reality […] visually rich and deliciously unsettling, it’s a science fiction fever dream that will leave you in no hurry to wake up.”

Serge Brussolo is the author of nearly two hundred books in every possible genre—dark fantasy, horror, historical fiction, young adult fiction, thrillers, and literary fiction. His books are consistently bestsellers, have won every major French science-fiction prize, are considered modern classics.


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