Erik Hanberg wears quite a few hats. He’s a Metro Parks commissioner, a sometime theater director and blogger. But he’s also an author, and he’s releasing his latest book “The Lead Cloak” next Tuesday with a party at King’s Books.
The book’s a sci-fi adventure novel, which is a new genre for Hanberg (previous books have been either mysteries or non-fiction). Set in 2081, in a time where privacy no longer exists and a system called The Lattice allows anyone to relive any moment of their lives for good or bad, protagonist Colonel Byron Shaw is responsible for finding those who want to destroy it. The book, releasing Oct. 15 in print and e-form and self-published through Smashwords, also features 1930s-style artwork by Tacoma letterpress artist Chandler O’Leary on the cover.
7 p.m. Oct. 15. Free. King's Books, 218 St Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com
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