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February 26, 2023, with Annalee Newitz & Naseem Jamnia!

February 18th, 2023 · No Comments

Join SF in SF on Sunday, February 26, 2023


Doors open at 6:00PM  /  Event begins at 6:30PM
Cash bar opens at 6PM til Q&A begins
21+ beer/wine/whiskey, sodas

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students with valid high school or college ID card
–no one turned away for lack of funds–
 All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience. This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.  Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal, and attendees are welcome to bring books from home for signatures as well.

Annalee Newitz is a nonfiction and fiction author. The recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, they also hold a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley. Previously, they founded the well-known website io9, was the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, a policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer in American Studies at UC Berkeley.  Newitz is currently a freelance science journalist, a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and a columnist at New Scientist, as well as the co-host, with Charlie Jane Anders, of the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.

Their nonfiction has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. They are also the co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek, and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture. Their latest nonfiction book, Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age, was a national bestseller. Their first novel, Autonomous, won the Lambda Literary Award, and was nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards. Their second novel, The Future of Another Timeline, received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and Booklist, and their short story “When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis” was winner of the 2019 Sturgeon Award. They are also the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in Science.

Newitz’ current novel, The Terraformers, is “a sweeping, uplifting, and illuminating exploration of the future.” Learn more about Annalee Newitz at https://www.techsploitation.com/

Naseem Jamnia is a former neuroscientist and recent MFA graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. Their work has appeared in the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Rumpus, The Writer’s Chronicle, and other venues. Jamnia is a 2018 Bitch Media Fellow in Technology, a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction, and they recently received the 2021 inaugural Samuel R. Delany Fellowship.

In addition to cowriting the academic text Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children, Jamnia’s work has been included in the Lambda Literary 2020 EMERGE anthology  and We Made Uranium! And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago’s Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt. Jamnia is the managing editor at Sword & Kettle Press, an independent publishing house of inclusive feminist speculative fiction. They are also the former managing editor at Sidequest.Zone, an independent gaming criticism website.

A Persian-Chicagoan and child to Iranian immigrants, Jamnia now lives in Reno with their husband, dog, and two cats. Find out at more at www.naseemwrites.com or on Twitter and Instagram @jamsternazzy.

The American Bookbinders Museum‘s entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free, and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.


Any questions?  Email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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