It's a fairly quiet week as far as events in Australia are concerned, although there is the launch of a debut novel to check out in Sydney.
The launch of Fivefold by Nathan Burrage will be held on Thursday, 17 January at the Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney from 6pm onwards. Margo Lanagan, winner of the World Fantasy Award and author of short story collections, will be doing the honours for the night. There's an open invitiation out for the night so anyone prowling through the streets of Sydney doing some late night shopping are welcome to make their way over to the Galaxy Bookshop (143 York St) to check things out. Plenty of details can be found on Nathan's website.
Heading across to LA, for the Matthew Reilly devotees out there, the Six Sacred Stones road show has started and you can check out Matt on Tuesday, 15 January at Barnes & Noble, Huntington Beach from 7:00pm. He then moves on to the heart of town on Wednesday, 16 January when he will be appearing at Metropolis Books, also from 7:00 pm to read, sign and discuss his second Jack West Jr thrill-ride. To round out the busy week he will be stopping off at M Is for Mystery at San Mateo to wow the hordes and sign some product.