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May Reading – Ellen Klages, David D. Levine & Robyn Bennis!

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, May 7th

** It’s Debut Novel Drink Night!**

Help us raise funds for the American Bookbinders Museum by sampling a cocktail concocted just for this event!

Doors and bar open at 5:30PM
Event begins at 6:30PM

$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum
no one turned away for lack of funds / cash or Square
All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q&A with the audience moderated by author Terry Bisson. Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books – please feel free to bring your own books from home.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

Ellen Klages is the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O’Dell Award, and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story, “Basement Magic,” won a Nebula Award and “Wakulla Springs,” co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She is a graduate of Second City’s Improv program, and has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, leading to many odd jobs that began with the letter P (proofreader, photographer, painter, pinball arcade manager). Her novella, “Passing Strange” came out in January, 2017 from tor.com and a new collection of short fiction, Wicked Wonders, has just been published by Tachyon. Ellen lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.

Her brand-new new collection, Wicked Wonders, also from Tachyon, will be available for sale at this event.

In addition to her writing, she serves on the Motherboard of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and was somewhat notorious as the past auctioneer/entertainment for the Tiptree auctions at Wiscon. When she’s not writing fiction, she sells old toys and magazines on eBay, and collects lead civilians.

David D. Levine: Levine’s debut novel, a Regency interplanetary airship adventure novel titled Arabella of Mars, will be available at this event. His “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, his story “Nucleon” won the James White Award, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, Sturgeon, and Locus. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Realms of Fantasy, Tor.com, numerous anthologies and websites, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies, as well as his collection Space Magic from Wheatland Press, which won the Endeavour Award for the best SF or Fantasy book by a Pacific Northwest writer. A contributor to George R. R. Martin’s bestselling shared-world series Wild Cards, Levine is also a member of Book View Cafe, a writer-owned publishing cooperative, and Oregon Science Fiction Conventions Inc., a nonprofit organization which produces OryCon. He has narrated podcasts for Escape Pod, PodCastle, and StarShipSofa and the audiobook of Space Magic, and his video production “Dr. Talon’s Letter to the Editor” was a finalist for the Parsec Award. In 2010 he spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert.

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Robyn Bennis: Bennis is a scientist living in Mountain View, California, where she works in biotech but dreams of airships. She has done research and development involving human gene expression, neural connectomics, cancer diagnostics, rapid flu testing, gene synthesis, genome sequencing, being so preoccupied with whether she could that she never stopped to think if she should, and systems integration. Her apartment is within sight of Hangar One at Moffett Airfield, which was once the West Coast home to one of America’s largest airships, the USS Macon. Her debut novel, The Guns Above, will be available at this event.

For over a decade SF in SF has offered readings, films, and special events in the Bay Area for readers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Moderated by Terry Bisson, past guests have included Patrick Rothfuss, Gail Carriger, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, Brian & Wendy Froud, Samuel R. Delaney, Cory Doctorow, Karen Joy Fowler, and Nalo Hopkinson. We hope you will join us!

The American Bookbinders Museum’s entrance is located at 366 Clementina Alley, off 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is free; garages are located at 5th & Mission, and 3rd & Folsom. The closest BART station is Powell Street — just turn down 5th Street, cross Mission and Howard, and turn left onto Clementina. NOTE: there is NO access to Clementina from 4th Street due to construction.

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