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Grand Slamming Sci-Fi Tribute to Basketball Legend Written by Brian Dalton Soon to Display at the Printers Row Lit Fest 2023

The Printers Row Lit Fest is all about letting the world know that Chicago remains an exciting launch point for American authors and their literary passion projects. Among them even includes avid sports fan Brian Dalton, whose wild sci-fi novel is actually a sincere tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Titled “KOGI: Legends Never Die,” the book will be on display for the reading delight of many of the fest’s coming visitors.

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The Printers Row Lit Fest is more than just a big street-side book fair. It’s a celebration for many new authors and an opportunity to invite new readers to explore their passion projects. Each book tells an exciting new idea, message, or premise that’s bound to attract more like-minded audiences.

For an avid sports fan and writer Brian Dalton, a chance like that is more than enough for his book “KOGI: Legends Never Die.”

The book is actually a science-fiction tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, as well as the other passengers of the ill-fated helicopter crash of January 2020.

The story takes place nearly a thousand years in the future. Environmental deterioration has gotten worse, forcing the less fortunate to dwell in cramped, domed cities while the more affluent have taken to living it out in space colonies. Despite technological advances to reverse the damage to ecosystems, most initiatives still fail. Culture and sports have also been in serious decline.

Things suddenly get worse when an extraterrestrial armada makes contact and wants to test humans to decide if they are actually worthy to be a part of a larger interplanetary society.

In a strange twist of fate, however, the test bears a stark resemblance to the game of basketball.

Desperate to show that Earthlings still deserve their place, the brightest minds in the world have turned to the experimental technology of time travel in a desperate attempt to enlist the most iconic players from the planet’s past.

Suddenly, a bizarre accident with the technology has caused the experiment to only return with one group: It was none other than Kobe, Gianna, and their fellow helicopter passengers minutes before the supposed crash that took their lives.

The novel is not just defined by its wild premise, though. Readers will find that it also promotes many of the values that Bryant embodied during his life, such as sportsmanship, determination and drive.

At the Printers Row Lit Fest 2023, visitors can check out Brian Dalton’s “KOGI: Legends Never Die” at the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet’s exhibit when the event kicks off on September 9-10, 2023. . The venue will be at its usual location at Printers Row Park, South Loop, Chicago, Illinois. Get a copy of the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Author Bio
Brian Dalton was born August 18, 1978, just 5 days before Kobe. So you can see 8 is his favorite number. He has never finished college and has no degrees in anything. Naturally smart, wise, has a huge heart, very ambitious, competitive, creative, reliable, never gives up and very athletic. Loves to travel and go on adventures. At whatever he does he tries to become the best at it.

He spent most of his life growing up in Los Angeles, California. Played soccer, ran track and cross country. Played some basketball but just for fun nothing ever competitive. Never cared for watching basketball on TV until one day a good friend told him about Kobe Bryant who had just became a Laker and said I need to watch. So he started watching the games and fell in love with Kobe as a competitor. Only 18 years of age entering the NBA. Beating the system of not having to go to college. He became Brian Daltons Idol. What he loved the most was as long as Kobe was playing, anything was possible. Even if the Lakers were down by 20 some points he knew the game was never over until the final buzzard or Chick Hearn put the game in the fridge.

When January 26th, 2020 happened his heart broke. Continued watching the news just waiting for Kobe to come walking out of the wreckage or from the other side of the hill. He couldn’t believe his one and only idol and his future idol Gigi were dead. He had always thought, well Kobe has retired that Gigi would someday be the best woman basketball player ever and who knows maybe the first woman NBA player ever. Now both gone and so thankful it wasn’t the entire family in that helicopter. He still sheds tears to this day thinking about what happened.

To Brian, Kobe was the most important person in the world for his work ethic, motivational speeches, showing people anything can be accomplished with enough hard work, and just an inspiration to the world. Kobe Bryant is his Jesus Christ. He never wanted it to end like this. So he came up with KOGI so he can continue believing that he is out there somewhere trying to get back home to his family. If possible you know Kobe would be the one to find the way.

“KOGI: Legends Never Die”
Author | Brian Dalton
Published date | October 14, 2022
Publisher | Page Publishing
Genre | Science-Fiction

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