Friday, August 21, 2009

SF in SF Reading Series - Elizabeth Lynn & Marta Randall on Saturday 8/22

SF in SF. San Francisco. Science Fiction. A Perfect Fit.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Elizabeth Lynn and Marta Randall in a rare appearance in the Bay Area.

SF in SF Reading Series
Elizabeth Lynn and Marta Randall
Saturday, August 22nd
Door at 6 p.m.; Readings at 7 p.m.
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg. 1st Floor - entrance is between Quizno's & Citibank
582 Market Street at 2nd & Montgomery, San Francisco
Phone night of event - 415-572-1015
Questions? email

ELIZABETH LYNN is an SFF writer, particularly known for being one of the first writers in SFF to introduce gay and lesbian characters; in honor of Lynn, the GLBT bookstore "A Different Light" took its name from her novel. Her Chronicles of Tornor novels (1979-80), the first of which won the World Fantasy Award, were among the first fantasy novels to have gay relationships as an unremarkable part of the cultural background. The other books in this series are The Dancers of Arun (1979); and Northern Girl (1980). Lynn's early SF novels, The Sardonyx Net and A Different Light were similarly ground-breaking in their treatment of sexual themes. Her "magical lesbian tale" "The Woman Who Loved the Moon" also won a World Fantasy Award. After a long hiatus, she began publishing again in 1998 (Dragon's Winter) and in 2004 (Dragon's Treasure). She has been a student and teacher of aikido for many years, with her own studio, and is a 6th degree black belt.

MARTA RANDALL, born in Mexico City, is a science fiction writer. In addition to writing numerous science fiction novels and short fiction, Marta Randall has edited for New Dimensions and Nebula Awards 19. She has taught science fiction writing at Clarion East and Clarion West, the University of California (Berkeley) Extension, Portland State University, and in private workshops. From 1981 through 1984, she served first as Vice-President and later became the first female President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. More on her books and writing at

Each author will read a selection, followed by Q & A moderated by Terry Bisson.
Books for sale courtesy of Borderlands Books
Authors will sign in the lounge afterwards

While we have no admission charge, a $5 suggested donation goes directly to Variety Childrens' Charity - drop some cash in the donation box, or buy a beer! Seating is limited - first come, first seated.

DON'T DRIVE! Take public transportation as we are mere steps away from the BART/MUNI station at Montgomery.


Bar proceeds and tips from all SF in SF events benefit Variety Childrens' Charity of Northern California. Our goal for 2009 with SF in SF is to raise $5,000. Variety the Children's Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children in our communities. We do this by providing programs of last resort which help families' access medical care and related services that are not covered by insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies or community based organizations. Learn more at


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