Please welcome Melanie Moyer (The Original Glitch) for a virtual in-conversation event with Charlie J. Eskew (Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark).
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About The Original Glitch: In the aftermath of his mentor's death, grad student Adler is left to piece together--and clean up--the project she left behind: an adaptive and increasingly malevolent artificial intelligence, kept locked in a virtual box that's no longer quite enough to keep him in check. As he tries to manage the AI and continue Dr. Kent's research, Adler soon discovers her sociopathic creation is determined to escape his enclosure to wreak havoc on the outside world.
Melanie Moyer is a Philly-based author and space lover. Her debut novel was published in 2018. Her short work has been published in Philadelphia Stories, Ghost Parachute, and others. She enjoys staring at the night sky, making food, and petting the nearest cat. Go birds.
About Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark: Trapped in a dead-end job in his Ohio hometown, watching the girl of his dreams move on to a glamorous new life in a big city. Donald McDougal's aimlessness has held him back for a long time. When a lightning strike grants him superhuman powers, he jumps at his chance to finally be somebody. But the new abilities and the pursuit of superheroic fame come with a price tag, and it may not be one he can afford.
Charlie J. Eskew is an author from Columbus, Ohio. His novel Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark, winner of the Foreword Indies 2018 Multicultural award, was published by Lanternfish Press. His novella When The Light Lay Still, a prequel to the Judge Dredd universe was published in 2019 by Rebellion Publishing. He is an Assistant Editor of Fiction with BreakBread Literacy Project, an alumni of the VONA writing workshop, and a member of Phi Beta Sigma, Incorporated.