And yes, he is the son of Sue Little, the owner.
The Revelations, not unlike its main character, is ambitious and abrasive, challenging and disarming. Bursting with ideas, ranging from Greek mythology to the dark realities of animal testing, to some of the biggest unanswered questions facing scientists today, The Revelations is written in muscular, hypnotic prose, and its cyclically dreamlike structure pushes the boundaries of literary fiction. Erik Hoel has crafted a stunning debut of rare power—an intense look at cutting-edge science, consciousness, and human connection.
"I have been writing and reading daily for decades, and I have never read anything like Erik Hoel's remarkable debut novel. . . . The Revelations is a deeply compelling, thought-provoking, and frankly, unforgettable work, one that heralds the arrival of an important new voice among us."
-Andre Dubus III / bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog
"Sex. Death. Rioting in the streets and agressive self-lobotomy: brains in vats and the nature of consciousness itself. Dense, literary, and hallucinogenic, The Revelations is an impassioned argument over beers and amphetamines. It will be stuck in my brain for some time to come -- Peter Watts, Hugo-winning author of Blindsight and Starfish
"Erik Hoel has crafted an audacious literary thriller. The Revelations is hilarious and deeply serious, heady and carnal and intellectual, all at once --Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse
"In this wild and lyrical debut, Erik Hoel merges the dark prescience of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with the feverish writing of David Foster Wallace, creating a neon-colored cocktail of sci fi, murder mystery, and love story that is wholly of the twenty-first century. I'll never think about the brain -- or New York City! -- the same way again." -- Katie Bolick, bestselling author of Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Erik Hoel, a graduate of Triton High School, received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Madison-Wisconsin. He is currently a research assistant professor at Tufts University and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the NeuroTechnology Lab, and a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is a 2018 Forbes “30 under 30 most important people in science in the U.S.” for his neuroscientific research on consciousness and also a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow.
SEPT 22ND AT 7PM WE WILL HOST A CELEBRATION FOR DOUG WYNNE'S LATEST BOOK
As a thriller, horror and dark fantasy writer, local author Doug Wynne has won much praise, especially for his Spectra Files Trilogy. CTHULHU BLUES is the stunning conclusion to that trilogy:
The Wade House has been reduced to ash, but the dreams that plagued Becca Philips and Jason Brooks when they slept in that abomination continue to haunt them. After years of facing trans-dimensional monsters in the service of SPECTRA, a few lingering nightmares are to be expected. But when Becca starts singing in her sleep—an ancient song that conjures dreadful things from mirrored surfaces—she fears that the harmonics she was exposed to during the Red Equinox terror event may have mutated not only her perception, but also her voice. It’s a gift—or curse—that she shares with a select group of children born to other witnesses of the incursion. While a shadowy figure known as the “Crimson Minstrel” gathers these children to form an infernal choir, something ancient stirs on the ocean floor. And Becca, hearing its call, once again finds herself running from an agency she can no longer trust, into the embrace of cosmic forces she can barely comprehend
“Douglas Wynne’s RED EQUINOX is a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller that drop-kicks H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos into the 21st century. Wynne summons dark, ancient horrors into our hyperconnected, high-tech era with taut prose, captivating characters, and refreshing originality. The Great Old Ones will surely be pleased.” — Michael M. Hughes, author of The Blackwater Lights trilogy
“No Lovecraft fan–or horror fan for that matter–should miss this one! Philosophical and creepy…I enjoyed it immensely.” –Mike Davis, The Lovecraft eZin
“Black January unites the best tradition of thrillers and cosmic horror. Wynne expands upon Lovecraftian mythology with style.” –Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase
“Fans of John Connolly and Preston & Child will love Black January, a top-notch supernatural thriller full of suspense, horror, and wonder, with the coolest opening I’ve read in ages. Douglas Wynne is the real deal.” –Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Of Saints and Shadows
Doug Wynne is the author of five novels: The Devil of Echo Lake, Steel Breeze, and the SPECTRA Files trilogy (Red Equinox, Black January, and Cthulhu Blues). His recently published and forthcoming short fiction includes stories in the anthologies The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft, Tales from the Miskatonic Library, Shadows Over Main Street 2, and I Am the Abyss. He lives in Salisbury with his wife and son and a houseful of animals.