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SF in SF with Fran Wilde and Henry Lien

Join us on Sunday, June 25, when writers Fran Wilde and Henry Lien meet for an evening of readings and conversation with Bay Area writer Cliff Winnig.

Fran Wilde‘s first novel, Updraft, won the Nebula and Compton Crook awards; it was followed by Cloudbound and Horizon, completing the Bone trilogy. Her novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, four Hugo Awards, four Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. They include the Hugo and Nebula finalist The Jewel & Her Lapidary, “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.,” “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand,” and “A Catalog of Storms.” Her short stories appear in Asimov’s Science Fiction,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, Uncanny Magazine, and multiple years’ best collections. Her nonfiction has appeared in publications including TheWashington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and Her poetry has appeared in Fireside Fiction, The Marlboro ReviewArticulate, and Poetry Baltimore. Fran holds an MFA in poetry and an MA in information architecture and interaction design. Her digital media projects include games, dynamic widgets, and 3D immersive narratives.  She can also tie a bunch of sailing knots, set gemstones, and program digital minions.

Henry Lien‘s first novel, PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD, was described by the NY Times as “Hermione Granger meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets the Ice Capades meets Mean Girls.” The sequel PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS came out in January 2019. He may be best known for his children’s lit, but he writes for adults as well. “I like to write about very specific things, like Wu Liu (a sport I made up combining kung fu and figure skating), imperial court eunuchs, earthquakes, grandes dames of the Gilded Age, underwater gardening, and how to talk to dolphins.” Henry attended the Clarion West workshop in 2012; he has sold stories to Asimov’s, Analog, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Before he became a writer he worked as an attorney, a fine art dealer, and a college instructor. He was born in Taiwan and lives in Hollywood.

Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is $10 (no one is turned away for lack of funds). All proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum.

As always, Bookshop West Portal will be on hand with copies of the authors’ works for sale. The event will be recorded for later broadcast by SOMA FM.

American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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