University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Myke Cole

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Myke Cole is the author of The Sacred Throne epic fantasy series, which launches with “The Armored Saint,” out in February 2018. After a career in the military, police and intelligence services, Cole joined the investigative team to track fugitives on the CBS show Hunted. His three tours in Iraq inspired his military fantasy Shadow Ops series. He was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The work hasn't separated Cole from his self-proclaimed nerd roots. He's still a voracious fantasy reader who never misses his weekly game night. Cole's fandoms range from Star Wars to military history. Cole lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Scheduled events:
Spies, Assassins, and Special Ops
Unusual and intense characters make for intriguing stories. Listen to our panel of authors talk about their books featuring spies, assassins, special ops teams and other dangerous, subversive characters. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gail Carriger, Myke Cole, Jonathan Maberry, Jeffrey Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell
Moderator: Lupita Chavez
Inventing Complex Fantasy Worlds
Masters of epic fantasy discuss the challenges of creating detailed fantastical civilizations with multiple characters. How do they keep track of everything? How do they create a world in which mages, monsters or meddling gods are believable? Assistive listening devices available.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Myke Cole, Ken Liu, L.E. Modesitt, Sam Sykes
Moderator: Scott Glener

The Armored Saint
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
February 2018
ISBN 9780765395955
208 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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"Cole weaves a fantasy world that feels comfortably familiar, then goes to places you’d never expect. More/less

Siege Line
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
October 2017
ISBN 9780425269664
368 pages
$7.99, INSTORE
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In Myke Cole's latest high-octane, action-packed military fantasy, the fate of undead Navy SEAL James Schweitzer will be decided--one way or another. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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