Philadelphia Fantastic Presents Steve Alten
Friday, October 22, 7:30pm – Science Fiction / Fantasy Philadelphia Fantastic Presents Steve Alten author of Grim Reaper: End of Days ($25.95 Variance Publishing) Revelations to the Mayan Calendar's 2012 prophecy, all major religions warn of a darkness to come, a supernatural event that will be the modern-day equivalent of Noah's Flood. In the 13th century, Europe suffered through war, famine, and the evils of the pogrom acts of hatred that massacred tens of thousands of Jews. In 1346, at the height of corruption, the Black Plague struck the Eurasian continent, wiping out half the world's population while spawning a new legend: The Grim Reaper. In GRIM REAPER: End of Days, international best-selling author Steve Alten takes us on a classic hero's journey of good versus evil, transformation and redemption. The story draws frightening parallels between the lack of morality that corrupted 13th century Europe and the greed that has mired our own society in economic collapse, two endless wars -- and a very real covert biological program, exposed by the author, which could lead to a global pandemic and our own prophesied self-destruction in 2012. . .666 years after the Black Death struck Europe! The hero in Grim Reaper: End of Days is Patrick Shepherd, an Iraqi war vet and tainted soul who returns home to find his wife and child gone and his country mired in economic collapse, two endless wars and a very real covert biological program which could lead to global pandemic and our own self-destruction. New York Times and International best selling author, Steve Alten is the creator of the Meg series, Domain, The Loch, Goliath, and The Shell Game. He holds degrees from Penn State University, The University of Deleware and Temple University. Alten is founder and director of Adopt an Author, a nationwide non-profit program for teens that has over 10,000 registered teachers. Grim Reaper End of Days is his tenth novel.