Shh! It's a Secret by Daniel M. Kimmel
a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide

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The Brogardi appeared out of nowhere, and -- telegraphing their peaceful intentions -- they landed in the middle of nowhere: New York State's Catskills Mountains resorts. It was an alien invasion, of the most peaceful, friendly kind. But there had to be something sinister behind it all, right?

Movie executive Jake Berman lives fiction for a living, promoting movies to the masses. He's happy, and only moderately harried. But his peaceful existence is thrown into overdrive when one of the aliens sets his sights beyond the decaying resorts of the east -- when he decides it's time to invade Hollywood!

Daniel M. Kimmel is a film critic and professor of film. His book on the history of FOX TV, The Fourth Network received the Cable Center Book Award. His other books include a history of DreamWorks, The Dream Team, and I'll Have What She's Having: Behind the Scenes of the Great Romantic Comedies. His collection of essays, Jar Jar Binks Must Die... and other Observations about Science Fiction Movies, was a 2012 nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. He is a past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and current co-chair of the Boston Online Film Critics Association. This is his first novel.

"[Kimmel's first novel is] a true joy... let's hope there are more to come." --Don Sakers, Analog Science Fiction and Fact

"This is the book we've been waiting for from Dan Kimmel -- funny, knowing, fast paced, full of humor, and told with a big heart. An absolute joy." ---Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues

"Dan Kimmel's first novel is a funny and delightful tour de force that will appeal to movie fans as well as science-fiction readers." --Michael A. Burstein, John W. Campbell Award-winning author of I Remember the Future

"Exceptionally funny... pretty damned spectacular... this is the funniest book of the year and one of the best debut SF novels in ages!" --Chris Garcia, The Drink Tank


About Daniel M. Kimmel

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Daniel M. Kimmel has been a film critic for more than twenty years, including reporting for Variety. His book The Fourth Network: How FOX Broke the Rules and Reinvented Television (also published by Ivan R. Dee) won the Cable Center Book Award. Mr. Kimmel is a past president of the Boston Society of Film Critics and teaches film at Suffolk University. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Published January 29, 2013 by Fantastic Books. 194 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Following the success of his Hugo-nominated essay collection, Jar-Jar Binks Must Die, film critic Kimmel makes his novel debut with this madcap comedy about aliens in Hollywood.

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