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SF in SF on Sundays! June 30 with Charlie Jane Anders & Kate Maruyama!

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July 30th, 2023

Doors open at 6:00PM  /  Event begins at 6:30PM



Moderator – Cliff Winnig

Cash bar opens at 6PM til Q&A begins
21+ beer/wine/whiskey, sodas

$10 at the door  /  $8 for students
–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, moderated by author Cliff Winnig. Booksigning follows.

This event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.
Books for sale courtesy of Bookshop West Portal


CHARLIE JANE ANDERS is currently hard at work on a new adult novel, tentatively called The Prodigal Mother. Most recently, she wrote the young adult Unstoppable trilogy: Victories Greater Than Death,  Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak, and Promises Stronger Than Darkness. She’s also the author of the short story collection Even Greater Mistakes, and Never Say You Can’t Survive (August 2021), a book about how to use creative writing to get through hard times. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. She’s won the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Lambda Literary, Crawford and Locus Awards. She co-created Escapade, a transgender superhero, for Marvel Comics and wrote her into the long-running New Mutants comic. Anders is also currently the science fiction and fantasy book reviewer for the Washington Post. Her TED Talk, “Go Ahead, Dream About the Future” got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcasOur Opinions Are Correct.

Learn more at https://www.charliejaneanders.com/

KATE MARUYAMA writes, teaches, edits, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles.  Her novel Harrowgate was published by 47North and her novella Family Solstice was named Best Fiction Book of 2021 by Rue Morgue Magazine. She has also published the novella Halloween Beyond: A Gentleman’s Suit (Crystal Lake Publishing), and her duo of novellas, Bleak Houses: Safer & Family Solstice is out now from Raw Dog Screaming Press. Her second horror novel The Collective will be serialized through Writ Large Projects, and her non-genre novel Alterations is upcoming from Running Wild Press.

Her short work has appeared in Asimov’s, Entropy, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Duende, The Coachella Review, and The Magnolia Review among others and was awarded the Uncharted Magazine Short Story Prize. Maruyama’s work has also appeared in numerous anthologies including December Tales, Gathering: A Women Who Submit Anthology, Halloween Carnival Three, and Winter Horror Days.

She is a member of the SFWA and the HWA where she serves on the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee, where she helps edit The Seers’ Table. She has served as a juror for the Bram Stoker Awards, and twice for the Shirley Jackson Awards.  She is currently serving on the working board of Women Who Submit.

Learn more at https://katermaruyama.wixsite.com/writer.

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 on Sundays (check the meter for hours!), and there are several garages in the area as well – further directions and transit options are available here on the ABM website.

Please note:

For this event, due to the wishes of the participating authors, we will be requiring masks while inside the ABM.  We’ll have some on hand in case you forget yours.

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