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September Reading – Daryl Gregory, Becca Gomez Farrell

September 3rd, 2017 · No Comments



Doors and bar open at 6:00PM

Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door benefits the American Bookbinders Museum

No one turned away for lack of funds / we accept cash, Venmo, and Square.

All proceeds, including a cash bar on a donation basis, 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 will be for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books — please feel free to bring your own books from home to be signed.

All proceeds from the event benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

DARYL GREGORY is a science fiction, fantasy and comic book author. A Clarion Writing Workshop alum, he was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 1987 from Illinois State University with majors in English and theater. After graduation, he taught high school in Michigan for three years, lived in Salt Lake City for several years, then moved with his family to State College, Pennsylvania, where Gregory was employed by Minitab. Gregory moved in 2016 to Oakland, California, where he lives with his partner Liza Groen Trombi, who is the Locus Magazine Publisher and Editor in Chief.

Gregory’s first sale was “In the Wheels” to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1990. His first novel, Pandemonium (Del Rey Books, 2008) won the 2009 Crawford Award for best first fantasy book, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Mythopoeic Awards and the Shirley Jackson Award. His second novel, The Devil’s Alphabet (Del Rey Books, 2009) was named one of 2009’s best books by Publishers Weekly, and was also nominated for the 2010 Philip K. Dick Award. His third novel, Raising Stony Mayhall (Del Rey, 2011), was named one of the best science fiction books of the year by Library Journal, and his story collection Unpossible and Other Stories (Fairwood Press, 2011), was also named one of 2011’s best SF books by Publishers Weekly. Afterparty (Tor, Titan, 2014) followed, along with the novella “We Are All Completely Fine”, published by Tachyon Publications in 2014; this was a Nebula Award finalist, and won the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, as well as the Shirley Jackson Award.

Gregory’s new book, the literary speculative novel Spoonbenders was published by Knopf in June, and is being developed for television by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

REBECCA GOMEZ FARRELL writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. An associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Becca’s shorter works have been published by Future Fire, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and Pulp Literature among other outlets. She is thrilled to have had Meerkat Press publish her debut fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, in August 2017.

Her food and drink blog, theGourmez.com, has garnered multiple accolades and influences every tasty bite of her fictional worldbuilding. In the past, she has also contributed her photography skills and commentary to her love of General Hospital, which has been in her blood since the womb. She credits soap operas for heightening her fiction’s romantic elements and appreciating the layers generational history can add to her work. Becca lives in Oakland, CA, with her tech wizard husband and two trickster cats. If this writing gig doesn’t work out, becoming a tour guide is next. Learn more at RebeccaGomezFarrell.com.

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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