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$2.99 Ebook Sale: Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen

$2.99 Ebook Sale: Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen

Placeholder of  -94The ebook edition of Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen is on sale now for only $2.99! This offer will only last for a limited time, so order your copy today and start the series before the sequel, The Moons of Barskcomes out August 14th.

About Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard: The Sixth Sense meets Planet of the Apes in a moving science fiction novel set so far in the future, humanity is gone and forgotten in Lawrence M. Schoen’s Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard.

An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds.

In a distant future, no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity’s genius-animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets.

To break the Fant’s control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. Jorl, a Fant Speaker with the dead, is compelled to question his deceased best friend, who years ago mysteriously committed suicide. In so doing, Jorl unearths a secret the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Meanwhile, his dead friend’s son, a physically challenged young Fant named Pizlo, is driven by disturbing visions to take his first unsteady steps toward an uncertain future.

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Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard by Leonard M. SchoenThe Sixth Sense meets Planet of the Apes in a moving science fiction novel set so far in the future, humanity is gone and forgotten in Lawrence M. Schoen’s Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard. An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds.

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events for March

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events for March

Riders by Veronica RossiA Gathering of Shadows by V.E. SchwabCharacter, Driven by David Lubar

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in March! Here is the info on all of our upcoming author events. See who is coming to a city near you!

Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky

Tuesday, March 1
Google
Mountain View, CA
2:30 PM

R.S. Belcher, The Brotherhood of the Wheel

Thursday, March 3
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
6:30 PM

Saturday, March 5
Barnes & Noble
Roanoke, VA
2:00 PM

Wednesday, March 9
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY
7:00 PM

Saturday, March 26
Wondercon
Los Angeles, CA
2:00 PM

Susan Dennard, Truthwitch

Tuesday, March 1
Half Price Books
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM
Also with Veronica Rossi.

Randy Henderson, Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free

Tuesday, March 1
Tattered Cover
Denver, CO
7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 15
Auntie’s Bookstore
Denver, CO
7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 16
Rediscovered Books
Boise, ID
7:00 PM

Glen Hirshberg, Good Girls

Sunday, March 6
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
3:30 PM

Saturday, March 26
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

David Lubar, Character, Driven

Saturday, March 5
Emmaus Public Library
Emmaus, PA
5:00 PM
Books provided by Let’s Play Books.

Wednesday, March 9
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
5:00 PM

Thursday, March 10
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Crestview Hills, KY
7:00 PM

Saturday, March 12
Valley Ranch Library
Irving, TX
2:00 PM

Veronica Rossi, Riders

Tuesday, March 1
Half Price Books
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM
Also with Susan Dennard.

Friday, March 11
Rakestraw Books
Danville, CA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 16
Kepler’s Books
Menlo Park, CA
7:00 PM
In conversation with Michael Grant.

Friday, March 18
Books Inc
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
Also with Caragh O’Brien and Stephanie Kuehn.

Tuesday, March 22
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
Also with Kiersten White and Mary E. Pearson.

Lawrence M. Schoen, Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard

Thursday, March 24
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Monday, March 28
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

V.E. Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows

Tuesday, March 1
Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park, WA
7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 2
Old Firehouse Books
Fort Collins, CO
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 3
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

Saturday, March 5
Malaprop’s
Asheville, NC
3:00 PM

Tuesday, March 8
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY
7:00 PM
Also with Gwenda Bond and Julie Kagawa.

Saturday, March 12
Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival
Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, March 18-Sunday, March 20
Virginia Festival of the Book
Charlottesville, VA

Friday, March 25-Sunday, March 27
WonderCon
Los Angeles, CA
Guest of Honor

Kristen Simmons, The Glass Arrow

Monday, March 21
University Bookstore
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

Brian Staveley, The Last Mortal Bond

Tuesday, March 15
Phoenix Bookstore
Burlington, VT
6:30 PM

Friday, March 18
Brookline Booksmith
Saratoga Springs
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 24
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

Andrea Thalasinos, Fly By Night

Friday, March 4
Mystery to Me Bookstore
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

Sunday, March 6
Arcadia Books
Spring Green, WI
2:00 PM

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in January

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in January

Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard by Lawrence M. SchoenTruthwitch by Susan DennardThe Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in January! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who will be coming to a city near you:

Susan Dennard, Truthwitch

Monday, January 11
Books of Wonder
Also with Alexandra Bracken. Moderated by Erin Bowman.
New York, NY
6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 12
Anderson’s Bookshop
Also with Alexandra Bracken.
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

Wednesday, January 13
Red Balloon Bookshop
Also with Alexandra Bracken.
St. Paul, MN
6:30 PM

Friday, January 15
Kepler’s Books
Also with Alexandra Bracken.
Menlo Park, CA
7:00 PM

Saturday, January 16
Hicklebee’s
Also with Alexandra Bracken.
San Jose, CA
Time TBA

Monday, January 18
Books Inc.
Also with Alexandra Bracken.
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM

Friday, January 22
ConFusion
The Woodlands, TX
Time TBA

Michael Livingston, The Shards of Heaven

Monday, January 4
Park Road Books
Charlotte, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 5
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Lawrence M. Schoen, Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard

Wednesday, January 20
Barnes & Noble
Philadelphia, PA
7:00 PM

Thursday, January 21
Schuler Books & Music
Lansing, MI
7:00 PM

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Sneak Peek: Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen

Sneak Peek: Barsk by Lawrence M. Schoen

Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard by Lawrence M. SchoenAn historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them, there are truths that will shake worlds.

Barsk takes place in a distant future, where no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. The Fant are one species of humanity’s genius-animals that were uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings.

Anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk, the Fant develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets. To break the Fant’s control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. This threat leads one of the Fant to unearth a secret that the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Please enjoy this excerpt.

CHAPTER ONE: A DEATH DETOURED

RÜSUL traveled to meet his death. The current had carried him away from his home island as if it understood his purpose. He lost sight of the archipelago before dusk, as much a function of the falling rain as the southerly wind that pushed him onward. In the days since, the sun had risen and set unseen, a slightly brighter spot that eased itself across the overcast sky. Nor had it cleared at night to permit a glimpse of the heavens. The clouds changed color as the rain ebbed and flowed, and the wind drove him across the water of its own accord toward an unvisited destination. Rüsul didn’t care. He had no need to hurry. He could feel the increasing proximity in his bones and that was enough. More than enough. An aged Fant on a raft alone and at sea, the wind filling his makeshift sail and carrying him toward the last bit of land he would ever stand upon. His father and mother had each left in the same manner, and their parents before them. That’s how it had been, going back generation upon generation to the very founding of Barsk.

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