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April Reading: Gail Carriger & Blake Charlton

April 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday, April 17, 2010

SF in SF is pleased to present authors

Gail CarrigerSoulless
Blake CharltonSpellwright

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q & A moderated by author Terry Bisson.   Booksigning and schmoozing in the lounge afterwards.

Books will be for sale at event, courtesy of Borderlands Books

Gail Carriger – Ms. Carriger began writing in order to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported directly from London. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit. The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless (Oct. 2009), Changeless (March 2010), and Blameless (September 2010). Soulless won the ALA’s Alex Award for 2009; given to 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Ms. Carriger is also a finalist for the prestigious John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which does not involve tea but does have a tiara. She is here as a result of a Steampunk Tea Party that featured the best petit fours that SF in SF has ever eaten, and we look forward to reading her story included in the forthcoming Tachyon Publications’ Steampunk: Reloaded, due out in October.

Blake Charlton – when not frivolously moonlighting as a Stanford medical student, Blake is juggling about ten different careers in the air.  There is a wonderful long essay at his web site, well worth reading, but the short version is that in 2006 Tor gave Blake a 3-book deal – Spellwright is the first in this series.  Joy ensued.  Stanford Medical School, seeing the value of a career in writing and medicine, offered Blake admission.  Dilemma ensued.  So he decided to do both.  When life gives you lemons, you know?  When not obsessing about medicine or literature, he can be found cycling all over the San Francisco Peninsula, swimming in Stanford’s pools, or backpacking through the Sierras. A wonderfully helpful person, who’s written a great book (already in its second printing!), and we’re delighted to add him to the list of SF in SF authors.

Bar proceeds and tips benefit Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

Reception begins, and cash bar opens at 6:00PM
Author readings begin at 7:00PM

The Variety Preview Room, 582 Market St. @ Montgomery, 1st floor of The Hobart Bldg. in San Francisco. Don’t drive, we are right on top of the Montgomery BART station.

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