On Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m., local science fiction author Nathan L. Yocum will host a book-signing party for his latest release, “Automatic Woman,” at Hilo Bay Books. Free sangria and pupus will be served.
“I love science fiction,” Yocum said. “No rules, all imagination … that’s for me.”
“Automatic Woman” is a steampunk novel set in Victorian London, with aspects of action and mystery spread throughout. The book follows the exploits of a thief catcher, Jolly Fellows, who has been hired to find a missing clockwork ballerina. Jolly is accused of murdering his client and is tasked with proving his innocence.
As Yocum tells it, “the more Jolly tries to clear his name, the worse things get for him.”