Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle will be signing Escape From Hell at Mystery and Imagination Bookshop in Glendale, CA on February 21. The book launch party for their sequel to Inferno begins at 1 p.m. (The poster below has details.)
And to mark the occasion I’ve written the verse for filksong using Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “Karn Evil 9: First Impression Pt. 2” – specifically, a revision of its verse about the Gypsy Queen:
Maybe Niven and Pournelle
Will unlock the gates of Hell
Bring a candle and a bell
Oh, the smell! Oh, the smell!
Someday I’ll figure out more verses in tribute to other authors. (Or quietly drop the project if people find it too terrible to contemplate.)
[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the poster.]