FRIDAY 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Launching Collapse of Kingdoms

Join author Brandon Draga for the release of the final installment of the Four Kingdoms Saga! Attendees will be treated to a reading from the book, a Q&A with the author, and much more. Copies of the whole series will be available for purchase, giving Ad Astra attendees exclusive access to Collapse of Kingdoms the weekend before its official release!”

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FRIDAY 6:00 – 8:00

RecipeArium by Costi Gurgu

Join Costi Gurgu for the long-awaited launch of his book, RecipeArium, declared by “The Word” Magazine “the most original piece of fiction in modern literature”, and called by Robert J. Sawyer “a brilliant, haunting tale — this is the new new weird”.

Come for the book, stay for the alien delicacies prepared after Master Recipear Plabos’ recipes from the Royal Carami.

There will be refreshments and prizes too

FRIDAY 9:00 – 11:00

The Stars Will Rise by Kay Hawkins

Skyler Therris dreams of being a great starship captain like his dead father. He has joined the United Galactic Forces Space Academy to make his dream a reality, however, with his reckless attitude and compulsive carousing, this eighteen-year-old has a lot of growing up to do. Thanks to his new friends, the uptight Michael and lovely Kax, he might make it through school after all, but war looms on the horizon. Can these star cadets survive their first year without Skyler getting them thrown out of the academy….or worse, blasted by their enemies?

SATURDAY 12:00 – 2:00

Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower by A. A. Jankiewicz

The lord of the tower has risen, and he is angry

A year has passed since the events of the battle against Mislantus. Now, Annetta, Jason and their companions prepare for the end of their final year in high school. Dreaming of the future, they do the best they can to balance their time as the young commanders of the Four Forces and as teenagers.

Things are thrown off course, however, with the arrival of Annetta’s great-uncle and his proclamations which leave the members of Q-16 questioning their lives. Elsewhere, on Terralim, the home of the Water Elves, an evil amasses on the horizon, threatening to burn all in its path, forcing Puc Thanestorm away.

On their own and without the aid of their mentor, Annetta and Jason must navigate through a sea of decisions as they strive to come to terms with who they are meant to be.

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SATURDAY 6:00 – 8:00

Brave New Girls Launch

Here is the blurb from the webpage.

These collections of sci-fi stories features brainy young heroines who use their smarts to save the day. Girls who fix robots and construct superhero suits, hack interstellar corporations and build virtual reality platforms. Who experiment with new-fangled devices and tinker with time machines. Who defy expectations and tap into their know-how—in the depths of space, or the bounds of dystopia, or the steampunk-y past, or the not-too-distant future—to solve despicable crimes, talk to extraterrestrials, and take down powerful villains.

Revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to The Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show the world that girls, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.

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SATURDAY 9:00 – 11:00

Bundoran Press Launching, Brendan’s Way by Matthew Bin

Join Bundoran Press and author Matthew Bin for the launch of his new novel, Brendan’s Way on Saturday, May 6th from 9-11 p.m. in Room xxx. Refreshments will be served and Matthew will read a brief sample of this exciting new SF novel.

Come for the reading and stay for the lively conversation. Books will be
available for purchase and autographing.