Twenty-Five to Life, with sci-fi author RWW Greene

Thursday, August 26th, 2021, 6:30pm IN PERSON. Unvaccinated persons over 5 years of age are required to wear masks inside Gibson's; vaccinated persons are strongly suggested to wear masks in the close quarters of event seating and the signing line.

cover art for Twenty-Five to Life by RWW GreeneJoin Gibson's Bookstore in person as we welcome sci-fi author RWW Greene back to the store for his second novel set among the stars, with Twenty-Five to Life

Life goes on for the billions left behind after the humanity-saving colony mission to Proxima Centauri leaves Earth orbit ... but what's the point?

Julie Riley is two years too young to get out from under her mother's thumb, and what does it matter? She's over-educated, under-employed, and kept mostly numb by her pharma emplant. Her best friend, who she's mostly been interacting with via virtual reality for the past decade, is part of the colony mission to Proxima Centauri. Plus, the world is coming to an end. So, there's that.

When Julie's mother decides it's time to let go of the family home in a failing suburb and move to the city to be closer to work and her new beau, Julie decides to take matters into her own hands. She runs, illegally, hoping to find and hide with the Volksgeist, a loose-knit culture of tramps, hoboes, senior citizens, artists, and never-do-wells who have elected to ride out the end of the world in their campers and converted vans, constantly on the move over the back roads of America.

File Under: Science Fiction #VanLife Driving Out and Growing Up No (wo)man left behind Cube Route ]

About the Author: R.W.W. Greene is a New Hampshire USA writer with an MA in Fine Arts, which he exorcises in dive bars and coffee shops. He is a frequent panelist at the Boskone Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Boston, and his work has been in Stupefying Stories, Daily Science Fiction, New Myths, and Jersey Devil Press, among others. Greene is a past board member of the New Hampshire Writers' Project. He keeps bees, collects typewriters, and lives with writer/artist spouse Brenda and two cats.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Twenty-Five to Life Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780857669209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angry Robot - August 24th, 2021

Life goes on for the billions left behind after the humanity-saving colony mission to Proxima Centauri leaves Earth orbit ... but what's the point?


The Light Years Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780857668363
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Angry Robot - February 11th, 2020

A long-lost battleship and an arranged marriage may hold the key to faster-than-light travel and humanity’s future in R.W.W. Greene’s debut The Light Years


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