Reading Between the Wines: Sam J. Miller

08/09/2019 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pearl Wine Co.
3700 Orleans Ave.
New Orleans
LA 70119


We’re excited to host Sam J. Miller, author of BLACKFISH CITY, our favorite science fiction book of 2018, and the upcoming DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, for a book signing! We highly encourage pre-purchasing a ticket to this event. Tickets are $25 and include a book and one glass of wine from the bar at Pearl Wine Co. 

Half gritty contemporary and half epic fantasy, with both main characters’ stories centering on the question of how we fight the monsters in our world, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS is the story of Ash, a teenage photographer investigating a spate of hate crimes in her town—while trying to help her best friend Solomon get help for his worsening mental illness. But it’s also the story of Solomon, a street kid who rides a dinosaur through a city of magic and monsters, and is attempting to expose the conspiracy against his best friend Ash, the Refugee Princess. As Ash and Solomon dig deeper, these two separate worlds begin to overlap and influence one another.

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His short stories have appeared in publications such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed, along with sixteen “year’s best” story collections. But who’s counting? His debut novel THE ART OF STARVING (HarperTeen), was called “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless and powerful… a classic in the making” by Book Riot, and was one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017. His second novel, BLACKFISH CITY, was published by Ecco Press in 2018. He graduated from the Clarion UCSD Science Fiction & Fantasy Workshop in 2012. A finalist for multiple Nebula Awards along with the World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, he won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for his short story “57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides.”


(Tickets are $25 and include a book and one glass of wine at Pearl Wine Co.’s bar.)