Van Jensen in conversation with Ruckus Skye - Godfall

Van Jensen in conversation with Ruckus Skye  - Godfall

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 7:00 PM

Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

"I felt slapped awake by Godfall's brilliant conceit and the profound change witnessed in a small town that suddenly finds itself on a global—and even cosmic—stage. This book is thought-provoking, awe-inspiring, and visionary but always grounded in human particulars."—Benjamin Percy, writer of "Wolverine" for Marvel Comics and author of "The Ninth Metal" and "Red Moon"

A Cappella Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Museum welcome acclaimed graphic novelist, filmmaker, and author Van Jensen in honor of his new book, "Godfall." Jensen will appear in conversation with writer and director Ruckus Skye.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of "Godfall" will be available at the venue.

About the Book

Van's debut novel is in development for TV with Ron Howard directing!

When a massive asteroid hurtles toward Earth, humanity braces for annihilation—but the end doesn't come. In fact, it isn't an asteroid but a three-mile-tall alien that drops down, seemingly dead, outside Little Springs, Nebraska. Dubbed "the giant," its arrival transforms the red-state farm town into a top-secret government research site and major metropolitan area, flooded with soldiers, scientists, bureaucrats, spies, criminals, conspiracy theorists—and a murderer.

As the sheriff of Little Springs, David Blunt thought he'd be keeping the peace among the same people he'd known all his life, not breaking up chanting crowds of conspiracy theorists in tiger masks or struggling to control a town hall meeting about the construction of a mosque. As a series of brutal, bizarre murders strikes close to home, Blunt throws himself into the hunt for a killer who seems connected to the Giant. With bodies piling up and tensions in Little Springs mounting, he realizes that in order to find the answers he needs, he must first reconcile his old worldview with the town he now lives in—before it's too late.

About the Author

Van Jensen is a former newspaper crime reporter. Breaking into comic books with the acclaimed Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer graphic novel series, he has written some of the biggest characters in comics, including The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, and James Bond. A native of western Nebraska, he lives in Atlanta.

About the Conversation Partner

Ruckus Skye is part of an Atlanta-based writing and directing team with his wife, Lane. They wrote and directed the Appalachian thriller "The Devil to Pay," which took home the Georgia Film Award at the Atlanta Film Festival. They also wrote the home-invasion thriller "Becky," which opened at #1 at the domestic box office. Their script "Rattle the Cage" was a Black List selection and premiered at Fantastic Fest, where Variety called it "A world-class neo-noir thriller."