Tuesday, March 10, 2009

And They're Off!

The March Madness Author's Showdown is begun!

This week there are several high profile match ups, including Isaac Asimov (well known for his hook shot as well as his genre defining Foundation and Robot novels) facing off against Robert Heinlein (believed to be the originator of the phrase 'There ain't no such thing as a free lunch' and famous for his fade away jump shot). Another intriguing first round pairing is the gritty, hard-edged crime fiction of Mickey Spillane going up against the more refined, intellectual crime solving chops of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While Spillane's main hero, Mike Hammer, is a powerhouse in the post who loves to block opponents' shots, Doyle's creation, Sherlock Holmes, is often regarded as a long distance marksmen, able to rain down three-point shots from nearly anywhere on the court.

Come pick your winners! Filling out a bracket is easy, and fun-- we don't require you to read all the authors. Just pick who you want and then see how your picks compare to the "game" results the following week.

And there are prizes! Each week, the patron whose bracket most closely matches the actual results will win a $10 gift card from our fabulous sponsor, Espresso Love Coffee. Espresso Love's coffees are outstanding, and their bakery items, quiche, soups and signature sandwiches are all delicious. Enjoy their tasty treats in a cozy, comfortable environment.

Stop into the library and grab a bracket by the reference desk. Once you fill it out, just return it to the friendly folks at the reference desk. Then tune in the following week to see how good your predictions were and how your favorite authors did.

Will Terry Pratchett's satirical genius and wicked bad cross-over dribble carry the day, or will Kurt Vonnegut's stream-of-consciousness writing and mad dunking skills prevail-- vote today and find out on Monday, March 16.

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