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Join SF in SF for 2024…and beyond! Feb. 25th with David D. Levine & David M. Sandner

February 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on Join SF in SF for 2024…and beyond! Feb. 25th with David D. Levine & David M. Sandner

Back in town – and gearing up for another year of SF in SF!  OUR TWENTIETH!

Please join SF in SF for a fabulous evening of Frankenstein and his Monster, Mary Shelley, an exciting space caper story and science fiction fun with authors David D. Levine and David M. Sandner!  And – there’s a Frankenstein’s Monster for EVERYONE! 😉

         

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 25TH

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by question and answers with the authors; booksigning follows.

Event is moderated by author Cliff Winnig

The American Bookbinders Museum – 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco CA

Doors open at 6PM – event gets underway 6:30PM

$10 at the door – $8 seniors and students.  No one turned away for lack of funds.  CASH PREFERRED.

All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Books will be for sale, and feel free to bring your own from home for signatures.

Our wonderful podcast hosts from Soma FM will be recording the evening’s talk for later broadcast – they are listener-supported, commercial-free radio broadcasting to the world at https://somafm.com/

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

DAVID D. LEVINE is the author of the space-opera caper novel, The Kuiper Belt Job, recently published by Caezi SF & Fantasy. https://www.arcmanorbooks.com/caeziksf.  The Kuiper Belt Job is a caper story in space, a mash-up of Ocean’s 11 and The Expanse with a dollop of Firefly and Leverage. It’s an ensemble piece with complex character relationships and a twisty, compelling plot, but beneath the entertaining surface it raises deep questions about identity and personhood. In a world where minds can be copied, what does it mean to be “me”?

Although Levine began as a writer of technical articles, he has long had an interest in reading and writing science fiction. He has primarily written short fiction, with his first professional fiction sale in 2001. A long-time member of SF fandom and an early member of MilwApa (the Milwaukee amateur press association), he also co-edited a fanzine, Bento, with his late wife, Kate Yule, and has served as a Convention Committee Chair for Potlatch. His short story “Ukaliq and the Great Hunt” appeared in The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology Volume 2 (2003). In 2010, he spent two weeks in a simulated Mars habitat of the Mars Society, in Utah.  He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, and blogs at https://daviddlevine.com/blog/.

His previous works include the Andre Norton Nebula Award-winning novel, Arabella of Mars, the sequels Arabella and the Battle of Venus and Arabella the Traitor of Mars, and over sixty science fiction and fantasy stories.  His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon.  His stories have appeared in magazines such as Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF), Tor.com, numerous Year’s Best anthologies. His collection, Space Magic, from Wheatland Press, won the 2009 Endeavor Award for best science fiction book in the Pacific Northwest.  All three of the Arabella books are being reissued as ebooks from Open Road Media, and will be available (with absolutely stunning covers!) after Feb. 13, 2024, wherever you get your ebooks.

DAVID M. SANDNER is an American academic and author, and a professor in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton.  Sandner has a master’s degree from San Francisco State University and a doctorate from the University of Oregon.  His doctoral thesis was titled The Fairy Way of Writing: Fantastic literature from the romance revival to Romanticism, 1712–1830, and was completed in 2000.

Professor Sandner’s latest book, The Afterlife of Frankenstein: A Century of Mad Science, Automata, and Monsters Inspired by Mary Shelley, 1818-1918, is just out from Lanternfish Press, along with a novella, His Unburned Heart (2024) from the horror press, Raw Dog Screaming.

Afterlife focuses on Dr. Frankenstein’s monster —  one of the most iconic figures in English literature, popularized through decades of writing, film, and comedy. But even before the invention of film, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein profoundly impacted scores of writers, gathering force for the genre that would ultimately become what we know as science fiction.  In this anthology, scholar of the fantastic David Sandner explores the first hundred years of Frankenstein’s influence. This collection of short stories and excerpts from work published between 1818 to 1918 demonstrates what a pioneering myth Frankenstein has always been—from the very day when lightning first struck and it opened its eyes on the world.

His recent fiction also includes the novelettes Mingus Fingers (with Jacob Weisman, Fairwood Press, 2019), and Hellhounds (with Jacob Weisman, Fairwood Press, 2022, with a complete novel, Egyptian Motherlode, due out from Fairwood Press https://fairwoodpress.com/index.html#/ in late 2024.

Sandner’s nonfiction includes The Fantastic Sublime: Romanticism and Transcendence in Nineteenth-century Children’s Fantasy Literature (Greenwood, 1996), The Treasury of the Fantastic (with Jacob Weisman, Tachyon Publications, 2013), and Philip K. Dick: Essays of the Here and Now (McFarland, 2020).

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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website. For more information, pleases contact the ABM at (415) 824-9754

For information regarding SF in SF events, or booking an author, please contact Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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SF IN SF, our team, and just about everyone we know is terribly saddened at the news that author Terry Bisson passed away in January, of complications from cancer.  There would be no SF in SF without him, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.  Locus Magazine has posted a tribute on their site.

A memorial is planned –The Outspoken and the Incendiary: The Life and Work of Terry Bisson — at The Lost Church, San Francisco, for Saturday, March 30th.  More information is available here

Raise a glass, folks.

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FREE event this Sunday! Join us for E. Lily Yu, Rick Wilber, and Chaz Brenchley

November 9th, 2023 · 2 Comments

ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL FOR THIS EVENT

SF in SF reminder! SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2023

We want you here with us! It’s the last gig of 2023
We need YOU and YOURS in the audience with us!
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PLEASE NOTE: APEC and President Biden are in town
The 5th & Mission & the 3rd & Folsom Garages are closed
Super easy to get here!!!
Don’t drive! Take MUNI to 5th & Market, or BART to Powell St. and walk down to Clementina

We can only keep doing this series – 20 yrs in – by having our audience support us by showing up!

AS A THANK YOU – ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL FOR THIS EVENT

RICK WILBER
E. LILY YU
CHAZ BRENCHLEY
with moderator Cliff Winnig
Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

The American Bookbinders Museum

355 Clementina at 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom

Each author will read from their work, followed by Q&A and booksigning.
Books for sale at the event, courtesy of Tachyon Publications and Bookshop West Portal
Event is podcasted by SOMA FM, SF’s premier internet radio station.
All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum.

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Join SF in SF Sun Nov 12 with E. Lily Yu, Rick Wilber, and Chaz Brenchley!

November 3rd, 2023 · Comments Off on Join SF in SF Sun Nov 12 with E. Lily Yu, Rick Wilber, and Chaz Brenchley!

SF in SF Sunday, November 12, 2023
Our last gig for the year – don’t miss it!
         
RICK WILBER
E. LILY YU
CHAZ BRENCHLEY

with moderator Cliff Winnig
Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Tachyon Publications and Bookshop West Portal
Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s premier internet radio station.
All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Rick Wilber is an award-winning writer, editor, poet, and professor. He is the author of four novels, four short-story collections, a memoir about caregiving for his parents, four college textbooks on writing and the mass media. He has edited several anthologies for Night Shade/Skyhorse, New Word City, and Tachyon Books. He has published more than seventy short stories, many of them in Asimov’s, including the novella, “The Death of the Hind” (co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson) in the current issue of that magazine. The story is a sequel to their award-winning novelette, “The Hind,” which won the magazine’s Reader Award in 2021 and won last year’s Canopus Award for Best Interstellar Fiction – Short Form. His novel Alien Day was a finalist for the 2017 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. He is perhaps best known for including characters with Down syndrome in his stories, reflective of his son with Down syndrome, and for including elements of baseball in his stories, reflective of his father’s career as a major-league player, scout, coach and, very briefly, manager. The story he’ll be reading for SF in SF is a new one, inclusive of both of those elements.  Rick is a visiting professor in Western Colorado University’s low-residency Graduate Program in Creative Writing in the Genre Fiction program

E. Lily Yu is the author of the novel On Fragile Waves, which won the Washington State Book Award, the story collection Jewel Box, and Break, Blow, Burn, & Make, forthcoming in 2024. She received the Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2017 and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer in 2012.

Chaz Brenchley is a British writer of novels and short stories, associated with the genres of horror, crime and fantasy. Some of his work has been published under the pseudonyms of Ben Macallan and Daniel Fox. Chaz also serves as one of three hosts, with Jeannie Warner and John Schmidt, of the podcast Writers Drinking Coffee. Winner of the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award in 1998 for Light Errant (and not, as often stated, the Outremer series), he has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as Crimewriter-in-Residence at the St Peter’s Riverside Sculpture Project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. Brenchley has also been writer in residence at the University of Northumbria. Charles de Lint praised Dispossession as “one of those increasingly rare books that remind you just how satisfying fiction can be.”  He currently resides in the South Bay with his wife, author Karen Brenchley, one of the original founders of the SF in SF authors series (along with Terry Bisson), cats, and many, many cookbooks.
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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website. For more information, pleases contact the ABM at (415) 824-9754

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Author events are held at the American Bookbinders Museum, located at 355 Clementina Street at 5th Street, between Folsom and Howard, SF, CA, (415) 824-9754

Film events are held at The Balboa Theatre, located at 3630 Balboa Avenue, between 37th & 38th Avenues, SF, CA

For information regarding SF in SF events, or booking an author, please contact Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

 

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Join SF in SF Saturday Oct 14th with Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, & Howard Hendrix!

October 10th, 2023 · Comments Off on Join SF in SF Saturday Oct 14th with Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, & Howard Hendrix!

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH 2023

        

NANCY KRESS
JACK SKILLINGSTEAD
HOWARD HENDRIX

with moderator Cliff Winnig
Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Tachyon Publications and Bookshop West Portal
Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s premier internet radio station.
All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
NANCY KRESS  is the author of thirty-five books, including twenty-seven novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Hailed by bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson as “one of the greatest living science fiction writers,” she has won multiple Nebula and Hugo awards for her fiction. She writes often about developments in science, particularly genetic engineering, as in her bestselling novel Beggars in Spain. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages (including Klingon). She teaches writing and was the “Fiction” columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine for sixteen years.

JACK SKILLINGSTEAD is an American science fiction writer living in Seattle, Washington, and is married to science fiction author, Nancy Kress.  In 2001 Skillingstead was named a winner in Stephen King’s “On Writing” contest.  He has published more than forty short stories in pro and semi pro markets.  He has also published three novels – Harbinger (Fairwood Press, 2011), Life on the Preservation (Solaris, 2013), and The Chaos Function (Harcourt, 2019), in addition to two story collections – Are You There and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2009) and The Whole Mess and Other Stories (Fairwood Press, 2023). His work has appeared in four Year’s Best Anthologies and has been translated into various languages, including Russian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, French, and Chinese.  Skillingstead has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. One review of Are You There and Other Stories, (Tangent) called Skillingstead “a major author in the genre of SF.  Skillingstead was born in 1955 and grew up in a working class suburb of Seattle, and has spent most of his life in and around that city.

HOWARD V. HENDRIX writes poetry, science fiction, and nonfiction.  His first four published novels appeared from ACE Books – Lightpaths (1997), Standing Wave (1998), Better Angels (1999), and Empty Cities of the Full Moon (2001) – followed by The Labyrinth Key (2004), and Spears of God (2006), from Ballantine Del Rey.  His collected fiction is available in Perception of Depth (2011) and The Girls with Kaleidoscope Eyes (2019).  He has authored, co-authored or co-edited seven book-length works of nonfiction, including Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science, by Howard V. Hendrix , George Edgar Slusser, et al.  His shorter fiction appears regularly in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, his nonfiction in Analog and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his poetry in Star*Line.  His numerous poems include the SFPA Dwarf Stars 2010 winner “Bumbershoot.”  His poem “Extravehicular Activity” appeared in the April 2023 issue of Scientific American.  His poetry collection Living Fossils are the Happiest Kind (In Case of Emergency Press, 2023) is just out.

Originally trained as a biologist, he took graduate degrees in literature and taught writing and literature at CSU Fresno, for many years.  Three weeks after he retired, the house in the mountains where he and Laurel lived for 15 years burned up in the Creek Fire in 2020.  They have recently relocated to Denver, Colorado.
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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free AFTER 6PM (but check the meter for hours!), and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website. For more information, pleases contact the ABM at (415) 824-9754

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Author events are held at the American Bookbinders Museum, located at 355 Clementina Street at 5th Street, between Folsom and Howard, SF, CA, (415) 824-9754

Film events are held at The Balboa Theatre, located at 3630 Balboa Avenue, between 37th & 38th Avenues, SF, CA

For information regarding SF in SF events, or booking an author, please contact Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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Update for 9/20 John Scalzi & Kimberly Unger event

September 18th, 2023 · Comments Off on Update for 9/20 John Scalzi & Kimberly Unger event

A HUGE thank you to all the fans that helped sell this event out in TWO DAYS! Who says people aren’t still reading books?!!

While our event is indeed sold out – our waiting list is closed, and there will be no tickets sold at the door, nor is standing room available – thanks to Bookshop West Portal – you can still pre-order John Scalzi’s STARTER VILLIAN and/or THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY, and/or Kimberly Unger’s THE EXTRACTIONIST and/or NUCLEATION!  Just go to this link, scroll down, and you can order signed copies to be picked up later or shipped to you!

Stay tuned – we’re hosting authors Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, and Howard Hendrix on Saturday, October 14th, and E. Lily Yu and Rick Wilber on Sunday, November 12th! Join our mailing list here at sfinsf.org – just scroll down, left hand side, and you’ll see our signup form.  No spam, no ulterior motives – just a way of letting you know who’s coming to town to chat and sign your books!

Help support the American Bookbinders MuseumBookshop West Portal, and SF in SF, by continuing to attend our upcoming events!

Questions can be directed to Rina Weisman, at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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As always, we thank SF in SF’s sponsor, Tachyon Publications“Saving the world, one good book at a time!”

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SF in SF presents JOHN SCALZI with Kimberly Unger Sept 20

August 21st, 2023 · Comments Off on SF in SF presents JOHN SCALZI with Kimberly Unger Sept 20

SF in SF – Science Fiction, San Francisco. A perfect fit!

in conjunction with Bookshop West Portal and the American Bookbinders Museum

presents

JOHN SCALZI

in conversation with Kimberly Unger

Tickets available HERE – only through Brown Paper Tickets

Tickets go on sale Monday August 21st after 12 noon

 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

To celebrate his latest title STARTER VILLAIN, author John Scalzi joins SF in SF for the night, in conversation with author Kimberly Unger.  Think of some hard questions to ask the authors, as the reading is followed by Q&A with the audience!

John Scalzi and Kimberly Unger titles will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of Bookshop West Portal. Booksigning follows – please feel free to bring your own titles from home, but note our rule:  3 books at a time, then get back in line.  This is so everyone gets a book signed that wants one.

This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SomaFM.

JOHN SCALZI is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Old Man’s War series, three novels of which have been nominated for the Hugo Award, and for his blog Whatever, where he has written on a number of topics since 1998. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2008 based predominantly on that blog, which he has also used for several charity drives. His novel Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. He has written non-fiction books and columns on diverse topics such as finance, video games, films, astronomy, writing and politics, and served as a creative consultant for the TV series Stargate Universe.  There’s much more info at his Wiki page, here.

KIMBERLY UNGER is the Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of  The Extractionist, and her debut novel Nucleation. Unger made her first videogame back when the 80-column card was the new hot thing and followed that up with degrees in English/Writing from UC Davis and Illustration from the Art Center College of Design. Nowadays she produces narrative-games for VR, lectures on the intersection of art and code for UCSC’s master’s program and writes science fiction about how all these app-driven superpowers are going to change the human race. (TL;dr: Unger writes about fast robots, big explosions, and space things.)  Kimberly Unger lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works in the future of VR on the Meta-Oculus gaming platform.  Learn more about this amazing local talent here

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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free on Sundays (check the meter for hours!), and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.

 

SF in SF would like to thank the American Bookbinders Museum, Tachyon Publications, and Bookshop West Portal for their support

For more information about this event, or if you have any questions, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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Join SF in SF 8-20 with Marie Brennan & Alyc Helms (M.A. Carrick) and Brenda Clough!

August 18th, 2023 · Comments Off on Join SF in SF 8-20 with Marie Brennan & Alyc Helms (M.A. Carrick) and Brenda Clough!

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY EVENING!
August 20, 2023

Doors open at 6:00PM  /  Event begins at 6:30PM

     

Marie Brennan & Alyc Helms
(writing as M. A. CARRICK)
Brenda Clough

Moderator – Cliff Winnig
$10 at the door  /  $8 for students
–no one turned away for lack of funds–

 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. Booksigning follows.
This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.
Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal

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M. A. Carrick is the joint pen name of Marie Brennan (author of the Memoirs of Lady Trent) and Alyc Helms (author of the Adventures of Mr. Mystic). The two met in 2000 on an archaeological dig in Wales and Ireland — including a stint in the town of Carrickmacross — and have built their friendship through two decades of anthropology, writing, and gaming. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at https://www.macarrick.com/
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Brenda W. Clough is the first female Asian-American SF writer, first appearing in print in 1984. Her historical novel A Door In His Head won the 2023 Diverse Voices Award. Her novella ‘May Be Some Time’ was a finalist for both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and became the novel Revise the World. Her latest time travel trilogy is Edge to Center, available at Book View Café. Marian Halcombe, a series of eleven neo-Victorian thrillers appeared in 2021.  Her complete bibliography is up on her web page, brendaclough.net

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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free on Sundays (check the meter for hours!), and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.

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SF in SF on Sundays! June 30 with Charlie Jane Anders & Kate Maruyama!

July 17th, 2023 · Comments Off on SF in SF on Sundays! June 30 with Charlie Jane Anders & Kate Maruyama!

IT’S SF IN SF SUNDAY!!

July 30th, 2023

Doors open at 6:00PM  /  Event begins at 6:30PM

CHARLIE JANE ANDERS and KATE MARUYAMA

  

Moderator – Cliff Winnig

Cash bar opens at 6PM til Q&A begins
21+ beer/wine/whiskey, sodas

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students
–no one turned away for lack of funds–
 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. Booksigning follows.

This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.
Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal

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CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is currently hard at work on a new adult novel, tentatively called The Prodigal Mother. Most recently, she wrote the young adult Unstoppable trilogy: Victories Greater Than Death,  Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak, and Promises Stronger Than Darkness. She’s also the author of the short story collection Even Greater Mistakes, and Never Say You Can’t Survive (August 2021), a book about how to use creative writing to get through hard times. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. She’s won the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Lambda Literary, Crawford and Locus Awards. She co-created Escapade, a transgender superhero, for Marvel Comics and wrote her into the long-running New Mutants comic. Anders is also currently the science fiction and fantasy book reviewer for the Washington Post. Her TED Talk, “Go Ahead, Dream About the Future” got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcasOur Opinions Are Correct.

Learn more at https://www.charliejaneanders.com/
 

KATE MARUYAMA writes, teaches, edits, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles.  Her novel Harrowgate was published by 47North and her novella Family Solstice was named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Magazine. She has also published the novella Halloween Beyond: A Gentleman’s Suit (Crystal Lake Publishing), and her duo of novellas, Bleak Houses: Safer & Family Solstice is out now from Raw Dog Screaming Press. Her second horror novel The Collective will be serialized through Writ Large Projects, and her non-genre novel Alterations is upcoming from Running Wild Press.

Her short work has appeared in Asimov’s, Entropy, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Duende, The Coachella Review, and The Magnolia Review among others and was awarded the Uncharted Magazine Short Story Prize. Maruyama’s work has also appeared in numerous anthologies including December Tales, Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology, Halloween Carnival Three, and Winter Horror Days.

She is a member of the SFWA and the HWA where she serves on the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee, where she helps edit The Seers’ Table. She has served as a juror for the Bram Stoker Awards, and twice for the Shirley Jackson Awards.  She is currently serving on the working board of Women Who Submit.

Learn more at https://katermaruyama.wixsite.com/writer.

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free on Sundays (check the meter for hours!), and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.

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MASKING REQUIRED
Please note:

For this event, due to the wishes of the participating authors, we will be requiring masks while inside the ABM.  We’ll have some on hand in case you forget yours.
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SF in SF is now on Bluesky!
Find us and follow us at @sfinsfevents.bsky.social

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Join SF in SF Sun June 25, 2023 with FRAN WILDE & HENRY LIEN!

June 1st, 2023 · Comments Off on Join SF in SF Sun June 25, 2023 with FRAN WILDE & HENRY LIEN!

Join SF in SF on Sunday, June 25, 2023

FRAN WILDE & HENRY LIEN

   

Moderator – Cliff Winnig
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students –no one turned away for lack of funds–

Event begins at 6:30PM

Sodas, beer/wine/whiskey (21+) for sale at event

 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.  Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal.

FRAN WILDE is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. Her debut novel, Updraft, was a 2016 Nebula Award nominee, and won the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the 2016 Compton Crook Award. Her debut middle grade novel, Riverland, won the 2019 Andre Norton Award, was named an NPR Best Book of 2019 and was a Lodestar Finalist. Wilde is the first person to win two Andre Norton Awards for both Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction. Her short fiction explores themes of social class, disability, disruptive technology, and empowerment against a backdrop of engineering and artisan culture, and has appeared in Asimov’s Science FictionNature, Tor.com, Uncanny Magazine, and elsewhere.  The Gem Universe, a trilogy comprising The Jewel and Her Lapidary, and The Fire Opal Mechanism, concludes with the upcoming The Book of Gems (available 6-20-23, and at the event).

Her poetry has appeared in Fireside Fiction, The Marlboro ReviewArticulate, and Poetry Baltimore. Wilde holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design. She is one of the editors of the online The Sunday Morning Transport newsletter.  Learn more about this multi-faceted author at https://www.franwilde.net/

HENRY LIEN is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West. He is the author of the Peasprout Chen fantasy series, a delightful middle grade fantasy/adventure series about a girl determined to take top ranking at Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword where she studies Wu Liu, a form that blends figure skating with martial arts. “Harry Potter Meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . . . On Ice!” AND about immigration, girl power, sibling relationships, leadership, teamwork, and the importance of friendship!

His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and he has served as arts editor for Interfictions OnlineHe is a four-time Nebula/Norton Award finalist. Henry also teaches writing for institutions including UCLA (which awarded him Instructor of the Year), the University of Iowa, Writing the Other, and Clarion West. Henry has previously worked as an attorney and fine art dealer. Born in Taiwan, Henry currently lives in Hollywood. Learn more about this stylish author at  www.henrylien.com

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The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well. Further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.  Their phone number is (415) 824-9754; ask for Madeleine Robins.

Any questions, or for more info, email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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SAVE THE DATE!!  UPCOMING SF IN SF EVENTS!

Sunday, July 30 – Charlie Jane Anders and Kate Maruyama

Sunday, August 20 – M. A. Carrick (Marie Brennan and Alyc Helms), and Brenda Clough

September – TBA

Saturday, October 14 – Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

Sunday, November 12 – E. Lily Yu and Rick Wilber

 

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Coming March 26! Join Mia Tsai & Becca Gomez Farrell for SF in SF!

February 21st, 2023 · Comments Off on Coming March 26! Join Mia Tsai & Becca Gomez Farrell for SF in SF!

Join SF in SF on Sunday, March 26, 2023

MIA TSAI
BECCA GOMEZ FARRELL

Guest Moderator – Cliff Winnig
Doors open at 6:00PM  /  Event begins at 6:30PM
Cash bar opens at 6PM til Q&A begins
21+ beer/wine/whiskey, sodas

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students with valid high school or college ID card
–no one turned away for lack of funds–
 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.  Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal

Mia Tsai is a Taiwanese American author of speculative fiction. She lives in Atlanta with her family, and, when not writing, is a hype woman for her orchids and a devoted cat gopher. Her favorite things include music of all kinds (really, truly) and taking long trips with nothing but the open road and a saucy rhythm section. She has been quoted in Glamour magazine once. In her other lives, she is a professional editor, photographer, and musician.  Mia is on Twitter at @itsamia and on Instagram at @mia.tsai.books.  Learn more at http://www.miatsai.com/

Becca Gomez Farrell is a professional writer, creating works in the genres of fantasy, romance, horror, and science fiction, with side trips into personal essay and creative nonfiction. With nearly 20 short stories published, one epic fantasy novel, and a romance novella to her credit, she is currently also working on a new novel, Natural Disasters.

Wings Unfurled, her current novel out in the world, is the second part of her duology, Wings Rising.  It was preceded by Wings Unseen, featured at Becca’s last appearance with SF in SF in September, 2017.  Her other passion is writing about wine, cocktails, dining out, and travel, at her blog, The Gourmez, a fascinating dive into what makes a good meal, a great cocktail, and great restaurant recommendations. In this guise, she contributes to the award-winning Carpe Durham and WRAL Out and About blogs. In addition, she writes reviews and critiques of soap operas, network shows, and tweets short movie reviews and write occasional ones for plays, books, and concerts.  A Bay Area resident since 2013. she’s also an owner of furry creatures, a wife of a fantastic front-end developer, a progressive politicker, and a formidable pinochle player, Learn more at her website https://rebeccagomezfarrell.com/

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.

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