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July Readings: John Shirley & Mira Grant

July 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Saturday July 9th

Doors open 6:00pm, readings begin 7:00pm.

For our July readings we are proud to present John Shirley and Mira Grant.

John Shirley is a past guest of SF in SF and we are delighted to welcome him back. John was a key member of the cyberpunk movement back in the early days. He is also a respected horror author. His most recent book, The Other End, imagines how Judgment Day might go if the narrative were not written by religious fundamentalists. John is also a gifted musician and lyricist. He has fronted his own bands, and written lyrics for the Blue Oyster Cult.

Mira Grant may or may not have attended SF in SF before. She is the evil twin of local urban fantasy writer, Seanan McGuire, who shot to fame last year by winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the Worldcon in Australia. More recently Mira’s personality has crept to the fore. Her debut science fictional zombie tale, Feed, has received nominations for Best Novel in the Shirley Jackson and Hugo awards. Rumors that Mira has kidnapped Seanan and plans to torture her to death in various slow and painful ways are hotly denied by her publicist (but then he’s a demon and does everything hotly). Mira’s new novel, Deadline, a sequel to Feed, is currently available in bookstores and summoning circles for appropriate payment.

Readings will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Terry Bisson. There will be the usual cash bar, benefiting Variety, and book sales/signings courtesy of Borderlands Books.

Thanks again to our podcaster, Rick Kleffel, who’ll be on hand to record the evening for posterity and those unable to be in San Francisco on the day.

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

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