Saturday, July 20th: Nalo Hopkinson, Madeleine Robins & Deborah J. Ross
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 7:00PM
Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door benefits Variety Children’s Charity
Seating is limited; first come, first seated
We’ll be featuring three fabulous authors on Saturday, July 20th. Nalo Hopkinson, Madeleine Robins, and Deborah J. Ross will be joining us for short readings and conversation, with author Terry Bisson.
Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing follows in the lounge. Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books.
Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who splits her time between Southern California and Canada. Her novels, including Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, The New Moon’s Arms, and her new novel, Sister Mine, and short fiction collected in Skin Folk, often draw on Caribbean history and language, and its traditions of oral and written storytelling. Hopkinson is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. She received her M.A. in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, and her teaching specialty is creative writing, with a focus on the literatures of the fantastic such as science fiction, fantasy and magical realism. She is a recipient of the John W. Campbell Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, and a two-time recipient of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her novel Midnight Robber received Honorable Mention in Cuba’s Casa de las Americas prize for literature written in Creole.
Deborah J. Ross, once Deborah Wheeler, is an American science fiction and fantasy author. A born storyteller, she has tried on several careers for size, including degrees in biology and psychology, work as a bacteriologist, a librarian, a chiropractor, and a preschool gym teacher. Towards the end of the 1970’s, Wheeler became friends with Marion Zimmer Bradley, and in 1984 submitted a short story for the first Sword and Sorceress anthology, “Imperatrix”. Under the name of Deborah Wheeler, she continued to write short fiction, appearing in many of Bradley’s anthologies, and in Asimov’s, F&SF, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba’s Palace, and Sisters of the Night. In addition, Wheeler published two novels, Jaydium, and Northlight (DAW). Before Marion’s death in 1999, Ross was invited to work on a project with her set in Darkover, resulting in the books The Fall of Neskaya (2001), Zandru’s Forge (2003), A Flame in Hali (2004), The Alton Gift (2007), Hastur Lord (2010), and the forthcoming The Children of Kings (2013).
Madeleine Robins is an American speculative fiction writer, born in New York City. Robins holds a degree in Theatre Studies from Connecticut College, and attended the Clarion Science Fiction Workshop in 1981. She is a founding member of the Book View Cafe, an online cooperative publishing venue, where you’ll find her first five books. She is also the author of the dark urban fantasy The Stone War (a New York Times Notable Book), Daredevil: The Cutting Edge, and three Regency-noir mysteries, Point of Honour, Petty Treason, and The Sleeping Partner, featuring the redoubtable Sarah Tolerance, Agent of Inquiry. A lifelong and passionate fan of cities and all things urban, Robins currently works as a production editor at Klutz, a children’s activity book publisher, and lives in San Francisco with her family and dog.
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.