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Join SF in SF Saturday Oct 14th with Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, & Howard Hendrix!

October 10th, 2023 · No Comments




with moderator Cliff Winnig
Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 6:30PM
$10 at the door
$8 for students with valid high school or college ID card

Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Tachyon Publications and Bookshop West Portal
Event will be podcasted by SOMA FM, San Francisco’s premier internet radio station.
All proceeds go to the American Bookbinders Museum.

NANCY KRESS  is the author of thirty-five books, including twenty-seven novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing. Hailed by bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson as “one of the greatest living science fiction writers,” she has won multiple Nebula and Hugo awards for her fiction. She writes often about developments in science, particularly genetic engineering, as in her bestselling novel Beggars in Spain. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages (including Klingon). She teaches writing and was the “Fiction” columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine for sixteen years.

JACK SKILLINGSTEAD is an American science fiction writer living in Seattle, Washington, and is married to science fiction author, Nancy Kress.  In 2001 Skillingstead was named a winner in Stephen King’s “On Writing” contest.  He has published more than forty short stories in pro and semi pro markets.  He has also published three novels – Harbinger (Fairwood Press, 2011), Life on the Preservation (Solaris, 2013), and The Chaos Function (Harcourt, 2019), in addition to two story collections – Are You There and Other Stories (Golden Gryphon, 2009) and The Whole Mess and Other Stories (Fairwood Press, 2023). His work has appeared in four Year’s Best Anthologies and has been translated into various languages, including Russian, Polish, Czech, Spanish, French, and Chinese.  Skillingstead has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. One review of Are You There and Other Stories, (Tangent) called Skillingstead “a major author in the genre of SF.  Skillingstead was born in 1955 and grew up in a working class suburb of Seattle, and has spent most of his life in and around that city.

HOWARD V. HENDRIX writes poetry, science fiction, and nonfiction.  His first four published novels appeared from ACE Books – Lightpaths (1997), Standing Wave (1998), Better Angels (1999), and Empty Cities of the Full Moon (2001) – followed by The Labyrinth Key (2004), and Spears of God (2006), from Ballantine Del Rey.  His collected fiction is available in Perception of Depth (2011) and The Girls with Kaleidoscope Eyes (2019).  He has authored, co-authored or co-edited seven book-length works of nonfiction, including Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science, by Howard V. Hendrix , George Edgar Slusser, et al.  His shorter fiction appears regularly in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, his nonfiction in Analog and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his poetry in Star*Line.  His numerous poems include the SFPA Dwarf Stars 2010 winner “Bumbershoot.”  His poem “Extravehicular Activity” appeared in the April 2023 issue of Scientific American.  His poetry collection Living Fossils are the Happiest Kind (In Case of Emergency Press, 2023) is just out.

Originally trained as a biologist, he took graduate degrees in literature and taught writing and literature at CSU Fresno, for many years.  Three weeks after he retired, the house in the mountains where he and Laurel lived for 15 years burned up in the Creek Fire in 2020.  They have recently relocated to Denver, Colorado.
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 AFTER 6PM (but 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. For more information, pleases contact the ABM at (415) 824-9754


Author events are held at the American Bookbinders Museum, located at 355 Clementina Street at 5th Street, between Folsom and Howard, SF, CA, (415) 824-9754

Film events are held at The Balboa Theatre, located at 3630 Balboa Avenue, between 37th & 38th Avenues, SF, CA

For information regarding SF in SF events, or booking an author, please contact Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com

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