The Con

The Con

by JD DeLuzio
The Con

The Con

by JD DeLuzio


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"My god! It's full of starfruit!"

A hotel hosts a science fiction convention, a meeting of the Jane Austen Society, and, just possibly, an extraterrestrial presence. Enter a middle-aged SF fan with a troubled past, a lonely Janeite, a pair of genius fangirls, a nerd power couple, a duo of geeky brothers, Miss Austen's most disreputable character, and an elite athlete epically out of her element.

And, of course, Azogo of Uirtkauwea'ki.

Through syllabus and syllabub, cosplay and quests, a robot battle in a parking garage, an intoxicated visit to the Augur of Quaoar, an intimate three-body problem, and an Anglican LARP, our heroes must answer the cosmic question: does anything we do matter? Or is it all just a con?

Includes related stories "Troll Bridge" and "Do You See What I See?"

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928011415
Publisher: Brain Lag
Publication date: 11/13/2020
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

JD DeLuzio grew up in northern Ontario and now lives midway between Detroit and Toronto with his wife, Nancy. He has written several short stories, numerous reviews (many at, several articles, and one collection of short fiction, Snow-Man's Land. As an educator, he has workshopped a number of original theatrical productions with youth. He also frequently runs panels at SF, pop culture, and literary events.

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