General Meeting, September 12, 2014
As a security contractor, government civilian and military officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Counterterrorism to Cyber Warfare to Federal Law Enforcement. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
All that conflict can wear a guy out. Thank goodness for fantasy novels, comic books, late night games of Dungeons and Dragons and lots of angst fueled writing.
Myke Cole's military fantasy SHADOW OPS series [Control Point (2012), Fortress Frontier (2013), and Breach Zone (2014)] puts magic into the mix. Part hardhitting military action tale, part high fantasy, SHADOW OPS is what would happen if Harry Potter had joined the Navy SEALs instead of going to Hogwarts. Peter V. Brett calls it "Black Hawk Down meets the Xmen."
His short story “Blood and Horses”–military sf about rebels on horseback seeking lifegiving oil, and losing their blood fighting a technically superior enemy–appeared in Writers of the Future 19.
He also contributed a highly regarded essay on PTSD, “Art Imitates War” to Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (2012).
An interview with Myke can be found online in the April 2013 issue of Clarkesworld magazine. http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/cole_interview/
For more info about Myke, check out his website at: http://mykecole.com/
General Meetings are open to the public and are held at International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, at 8:00 p.m.; or at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA at 8:00 p.m.
Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m.
The Program begins at 9:00 p.m.
|Date||Speaker or Program||Location|
|August 8, 2014||Dominick Sapornaro||International House|
|September 12, 2014||Myke Cole||International House|
|October 17, 2014||International House|
|November 21, 2014||PSFS Awards||At Philcon|
|December 12, 2014||International House|
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