Wayne Goodman and Rick May celebrate the publication of their new books Thursday, July 6, 7pm at Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway in Oakland with friends Natasha Dennerstein and Hilary Zaid. Goodman's new novel Better Angels is a retelling for modern readers of the first known American Gay novel, Joseph and His Friend by Bayard Taylor, published in 1869. May's new book is the paperback edition of his short-story collection Inhuman Beings: Monsters, Myths, & Science Fiction. Dennerstein reads from her two latest books, Seahorse and Triptych Caliform, and Zaid reads from her prose chapbook The Dark Between the Stars. Free refreshments, door prizes, and party favors! Signing by all four authors follows the readings.