Join us as we welcome Constantine Singer to Browsers in support of his debut YA Science Fiction novel Strange Days on Saturday, March 16 @ 2:00 PM.
Additionally, at 1:00 PM Constantine will hold a writing workshop for teens upstairs at Browsers. All teens are welcome. To RSVP please email Andrea.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Contemporary fiction with a sci-fi edge, perfect for fans of Ernest Cline and Marie Lu.
Alex Mata doesn't want to worry about rumors of alien incursions--he'd rather just skate and tag and play guitar. But when he comes home to find an alien has murdered his parents, he's forced to confront a new reality: aliens are real, his parents are dead, and nobody will believe him if he tells. On the run, Alex finds himself led to the compound of tech guru Jeffrey Sabazios, the only public figure who stands firm in his belief that aliens are coming.
At Sabazios's invitation, Alex becomes a Witness, one of a special group of teens gifted with an ability that could save the Earth: they can glide through time and witness futures. When a Witness sees a future, that guarantees it will happen the way it's been seen, making their work humanity's best hope for stopping the alien threat. Guided by Sabazios, befriended by his fellow time travelers, and maybe even falling in love, Alex starts feeling like the compound is a real home--until a rogue glide shows him the dangerous truth about his new situation.
Now in a race against time, Alex is forced to reevaluate who he can love, who he can trust, and who he needs to leave behind.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
"As an impending alien invasion threatens Earth's future, 17-year-old Latinx Alex Mata grapples with self-doubt, loss, and love in Singer's assured debut." -- Kirkus Reviews
"STRANGE DAYS is an awesome read--fun, thrilling, and creative, with a wonderfully nuanced protagonist!" -- Romina Russell, Author, ZODIAC series.
"With a clever premise, unforgettable characters, and a plot that is complex yet enthralling, Strange Days proves to be a smart and nail-biting adventure that teen audiences are certain to enjoy." -- Germ Magazine
"Debut author Singer delivers a fast-paced adventure with a diverse cast and an intriguing premise... ...the tense atmosphere and memorable characters will keep readers turning the pages to the ambiguous ending, which leaves the door open for a sequel." -- Publishers' Weekly
"Singer plays clever tricks with time travel and the ways in which it can affect past and future knowledge, and leaves readers hanging and eager for the sequel." -- Booklist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Constantine Singer grew up in Seattle and earned his BA from Earlham College and his Masters from Seattle University. He currently lives in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with his family and teaches history at a high school in South LA. He is of the opinion that all foods are better eaten as a sandwich or a taco. This is his first novel.