Michael Moreci

Black Star Renegades

Sci-fi

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends―rebels and scoundrels alike―Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures―all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

Michael Moreci

Michael Moreci is a bestselling author who’s the creator of numerous original comics series and has written and collaborated on multiple established properties. His sci-fi trilogy, Roche Limit (Image Comics), was recognized by many publications as being among the best comics of 2015. It’s been called the “sci-fi comic you need to read” by Nerdist and io9, and Paste Magazine named it one of the “50 best sci-fi comics” of all time. Also in the comics world, Moreci has also written stories for iconic DC Comics characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Nightwing.

In 2018, Moreci’s debut novel, Black Star Renegades, was released with St. Martin’s Press. Drawing inspiration from the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by strange creatures–all with a cast of misfit characters charged with saving the world.
His second novel, The Throwaway—an espionage thriller—is slated for release with Tor in June 2018. A sequel to Black Star Renegades will be released in 2019. Find him online at michealpmoreci.com.

Schedule

Friday, October 19

12:00-12:45pmPanel Discussion – Fantastical Worlds and How to Build Them

Location: DSU 3023-25

Sometimes, this universe is just a little…boring. Meet the authors who are experts at creating worlds that are out of this one!

Along with these authors:
Maura Milan
Teri Polen
Joanna Hathaway
Julien Jamar
Olivia A. Cole

6:00-6:45pm • Panel Discussion—Comics & Coffee

Location: Starbucks Coffee (360 E 8th Ave.)

These awesome nerds have found a way to combine their interests and their writing to make adventure-filled books that draw you in from page one. From comics to horror, sci-fi to historical fiction or new spins on fairy tales—these authors are sure to entertain and elevate your imagination.

Along with these authors:
Joe Wos
Jen Wang
Wendy Spinale
Daphne Kalmar
Rebecca Caprara
Moderated by Michael Moreci