Please join us when perennial Bay Area favorites Cecelia Holland and Kim Stanley Robinson are joined by author Howard Hendrix, reading and in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.
Cecelia Holland is a grande dame of historical fiction who began writing at age twelve. Her first published work, The Firedrake, arrived in 1966, and since then she has written extensively in historical fiction, modern and speculative fiction, short stories, children’s fiction, and speculative and factual nonfiction. One critic wrote, “What sets Cecelia’s work apart in the genre is not just her productivity but also her versatility; she has the unique ability to make most any historical period her own.”
Kim Stanley Robinson has published nineteen novels and numerous short stories but is best known for his Mars trilogy. His work has been translated into 24 languages. Many of his novels and stories have ecological, cultural and political themes running through them and feature scientists as heroes. Robinson has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Nebula Award for Best Novel and the World Fantasy Award. Robinson’s work has been labeled by The Atlantic as “the gold-standard of realistic, and highly literary, science-fiction writing.” According to an article in the New Yorker, Robinson is “generally acknowledged as one of the greatest living science-fiction writers.”
Howard Hendrix is the author of is author of the novels Lightpaths and Standing Wave, Better Angels, Empty Cities of the Full Moon, The Labyrinth Key, and Spears of God. In addition to his novels, he is the author of more than 30 short stories, and has been nominated for awards as diverse as the Nebula, Pushcart, and Sturgeon Awards. Hendrix holds a Masters and Ph.D in English literature from UC Riverside, and has taught at the college level for more than thirty-five years. He is a co-founder of the Fresno Center for Nonviolence and recipient of its Peace Pioneer Award.
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00 – Program begins at 6:30.
$10 donation at the door (no one is turned away for lack of funds). As always Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ work.
We hope to see you here.