Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ellen Klages, Geoff Ryman, and Nalo Hopkinson
SF in SF, Saturday 11/15

Oooh, this is a must-see this weekend!

SF in SF
Science Fiction. San Francisco. A Perfect Fit.
Authors Ellen Klages, Geoff Ryman, and Nalo Hopkinson

Saturday November 15th
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., first floor
582 Market Street at Montgomery & 2nd
San Francisco, CA

This event is free and open to the public
Lounge and cash bar opens at 6:00 PM: cash bar at event benefits Variety Children's Charity of Northern California. Event begins at 7:00 PM.

Authors will be reading and signing books.
Books for sale at event courtesy of Borderlands Books.

We highly recommend you take public transportation, as the Montgomery St. BART/MUNI station is steps away from our front door.

About the authors:
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Ellen Klages is the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction-winning author of The "Green Glass Sea." The sequel, "White Sands, Red Menace" is just out from Viking, and she'll be reading from her short story collection, "Portable Childhoods" (nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, 2007, and available now from Tachyon Publications). Known as one of the stalwarts of WisCon, Ellen is a San Francisco-based author, and has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell awards. Her novelette "Basement Magic" won the 2005 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. We are delighted to present her as one of our favourite SF in SF guests.

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Geoff Ryman, writer of science fiction, fantasy and surrealistic or "slipstream" fiction, is the winner of the James Tiptree Jr Award and Canada's Sunburst Award for "Air," the World Fantasy Award for "The Unconquered Country" and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for "The Child Garden" and "Air" among others. He is also the founder of "The Mundane Movement," focusing on stories set on or near the Earth, with a believable use of technology and science as it exists at the time the story is written. He currently lectures in Creative Writing for the Univ. of Manchester's English Department.

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Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican-born writer and editor living in Canada, is appearing tonight as a special guest of SF in SF. Her science fiction and fantasy novels include "Brown Girl in the Ring," "Midnight Robber," "The Salt Roads" and Canada's Sunburst Award-winning "The New Moon's Arms." She often draws on Caribbean history and language, and its traditions of oral and written storytelling in her work. She is also one of the founders of the Carl Brandon Society, dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in the fantastical genres.

For more information, please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com, or call 415.572.1015

This is our last SF in SF Author's event for 2008 - look for us to resume in January 2009!

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