Gregory Benford and Larry Niven will launch their new novel, Bowl of Heaven in San Diego on October 16 and follow with signings at bookstores all the way up the West Coast. (A list of dates and locations follows the jump.)
When they come back they’ll go back to work on the sequel, Shipstar.
Benford talks about Big Dumb Objects vs. Big Smart Objects on his blog,and in the same post Larry Niven pitches the basic idea:
With Greg Benford I was willing to take a whack at a Dyson-level civilization. Greg shaped the Bowl in its first design. It had a gaudy simplicity that grabbed me from the start. It was easy to work with: essentially a Ringworld with a lid, and a star for a motor. We got Don Davis involved in working some dynamite paintings.
Greg kept seeing implications. The Bowl’s history grew more and more elaborate. Ultimately I knew we’d need at least two volumes to cover everything we’d need to show.
San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy–7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard 92111
Santa Monica, CA
Barnes & Noble store 2575–1201 3rd Street Promenade 90401
Redondo Beach, CA
Mysterious Galaxy–2810 Artesia Blvd. 90278
Long Beach, CA
SCIBA Trade Show Author Feast
Half Moon Bay, CA
Bay Book Company–80-F N. Cabrillo Hwy 94019
San Francisco, CA
Borderlands–866 Valencia St. 94110
University Bookstore–4326 University Way 98105
Powell’s–3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. 97225