07/24/2010 5:30 pm
07/24/2010 7:30 pm
Thom Nickels is the
This Philadelphia author has set his new novel in Philadelphia's neighborhoods: Germantown, East Falls,
After his wife leaves him on their honeymoon, Dennis begins a quest to find out who he is, why he does what he does, and how to understand it all. Thus, he begins his journey, while engaging in sexual encounters in all kinds of strange situations.
Dennis's mission is to offer proof to the world that homosexuality and bisexuality are every bit a part of "The Big Plan" as is heterosexuality. He begins his activist campaign as a "street preacher," but in so doing, he stirs up reactionary forces that want him dead. Dennis's dire warnings shake up the status quo. One warning is that people who do not act on their latent bisexual or gay desires will develop diseases cause by a spore and that religions that condemn same-sex love will not inherit the new kingdom.
Will his predictions prove right? Will he be condemned? And, what about the spores? SPORE will leave you wondering about the world you think you know.
SPORE is truly a thought-provoking novel that will leave you wondering!
Nickels is the author of eight published books, including "Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia" and "Philadelphia Architecture" (2005). In 1990, Mr. Nickels was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and a Hugo Award for his book, Two Novellas. He was awarded the Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Architecture Journalism Award in 2005 for his architectural journalism. He is the Religion Editor for the Lambda Book Report and a Contributing Writer for the Gay and Lesbian Review. He has written feature stories, celebrity interviews, and social commentary columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia Bulletin, City Paper, The Philadelphia Weekly and Philadelphia Style magazine. He is the architectural writer/critic for The Philadelphia Bulletin, a contributing editor at The Weekly Press, a feature writer for ICON magazine, and a weekly columnist for Philadelphia's STAR publications.
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