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Your chance to win!

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Ok readers, answer a trivia question and enter to win a hardback copy of  The New Avengers Volume 6 from Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables located at 13446 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland Heights.  What is the hometown of comics author Brian Michael Bendis?

Email your answer to CelestialAttic2018@celestialattic.com to enter the drawing. Don’t miss the in-person drawings at the Picnic at the End of the Universe.

Immediate family members of Celestial Attic’s owners and employees are ineligible to win. You must be 18 and older to win. No purchase is required to win. Once you’ve won, you are done. I’m looking at you Darrin.

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Nebula award winner Babel-17 for $1.99

Babel-17 by [Delany, Samuel R.]

Heads up, Samuel R. Delany’s Babel-17 is for sale on your Kindle for $1.99. Your purchase helps out Celestial Attic in a small way, and you get a GREAT read. Can a poet save the war effort, or will she see the humanity in her enemies? They say:

At twenty-six, Rydra Wong is the most popular poet in the five settled galaxies. Almost telepathically perceptive, she has written poems that capture the mood of mankind after two decades of savage war. Since the invasion, Earth has endured famine, plague, and cannibalism—but its greatest catastrophe will be Babel-17.

Sabotage threatens to undermine the war effort, and the military calls in Rydra. Random attacks lay waste to warships, weapons factories, and munitions dumps, and all are tied together by strings of sound, broadcast over the radio before and after each accident. In that gibberish Rydra recognizes a coherent message, with all of the beauty, persuasive power, and order that only language possesses. To save humanity, she will master this strange tongue. But the more she learns, the more she is tempted to join the other side . . .

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.

Are you ready? – Book Week Sept. 22-29

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Book Week is just a month away!

https://www.clevelandfoundation.org/news/book-week/

Cleveland Foundation Announces Cleveland Book Week 

Series of special events to celebrate the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and promote Cleveland as a literary destination

 

The third annual Cleveland Book Week runs this year from Sept. 22-29, and will celebrate present and past Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards winners, while offering a number of free literary and literacy themed events for the community. The series of events is highlighted by the 83rd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27 in the State Theatre at Playhouse Square. This year’s winners are:

  • Shane McCrae, In the Language of My Captor, Poetry
  • N. Scott Momaday, Lifetime Achievement
  • Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Fiction
  • Kevin Young, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, Nonfiction

Check back soon for more information!