The Black Book of Cyrenaica
Saturday, February 20th 2016
About Bruce McCandless: The author of The Black Book is Bruce McCandless, an Austin writer whose previous credits include Sour Lake, Color War, and what some believe to be the best novel ever written about the University of Texas, The Krottkey Chronicles. McCandless’s Ninth Planet Press (Motto: “Strange Things for Good People”) is an Austin-based independent micro-publisher that uses locally sourced art, design, and web talent to create a uniquely Texan brand of speculative fiction.
About The Black Book of Cyrenaica: Based on the true story of General William Eaton’s Barbary Wars-era advance across Egypt to free the crew of the U.S.S. Philadelphia, The Black Book of Cyrenaica is 159 pages of history, horror, and adventure. But threaded through the narrative as well is a sober meditation on the spiritual and psychological perils of military involvement in an alien culture.