VIRTUAL: Richard Kadrey in conversation with Christopher Moore / Launch for Ballistic Kiss

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:00pm
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front cover of Sandman Slim by Richard KadreyBooksmith and The Bindery host a virtual event with Upstream author Richard Kadrey to celebrate his new novel Ballistic Kiss, the latest and penultimate volume in his Sandman Slim series. He'll be in conversation with Christopher Moore. Please join us!

** Please note **

>  This is a free event, but RSVP is required. RSVP here.
>  We are pleased to be able to offer signed copies of Ballistic Kiss! You can purchase one here, below, or when completing your registration – just be sure to request a signed copy when checking out. 


Sandman Slim is back in Los Angeles and kicking more supernatural ass in this inventive, high-octane page-turner—the next to last volume in the popular and acclaimed fantasy adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.

As the battle between warring angels continues, James Stark is focused on seemingly simpler matters now that he’s resurfaced on earth: an invasion of ghosts. L.A.’s Little Cairo neighborhood has suddenly been overrun by violent spirits, and Thomas Abbott knows if anyone can figure out why they’ve appeared—and how to get rid of them—it’s Stark. 

Armed with the Room of Thirteen Doors, Stark quickly learns that the answer may reach back to the 1970s and the unsolved murder of small-time actor, Chris Stein. As he begins to dig into the cold case, another area of Stark’s life takes an unexpected turn when he becomes entangled with Janet, a woman he saved during the High Plains Drifter zombie attack. 

Janet’s brush with the living dead hasn’t quenched her thirst for danger. She’s an adrenaline junkie and a member of The Zero Lodge—a club that promises “there’s zero chance you’ll get out alive.” The Lodge attracts thrill seekers who flock to perilous events such as night walks through the LA Zoo—with its deadliest animals uncaged. Joining the lodge to be with Janet, Stark makes a pair of crucial discoveries that could decide the fate of LA and Heaven itself.

To prevent the Little Cairo haunting from consuming the city, Stark must piece together the connections between the Lodge and a missing angel last seen in a Hollywood porn palace. But while he may dispatch the ghosts, Stark knows that without his help, the bloody war in Heaven could rage forever.


photo of Richard Kadrey, courtesy of the authorRichard Kadrey is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim supernatural noir books. Sandman Slim was included in Amazon’s “100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime,” and is in development as a feature film. Some of his other books include The Wrong Dead Guy, The Everything Box, Metrophage, and Butcher Bird. He also writes the Vertigo comic Lucifer.

Christopher Moore by Charlee MooreChristopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.


This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.

To have a signed copy of Ballistic Kiss sent to your door, order here or below.

Books: 
Ballistic Kiss: A Sandman Slim Novel By Richard Kadrey Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062672575
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Voyager - August 25th, 2020