Please join us for an evening of reading and conversation with authors Guy Gavriel Kay and Ransom Stephens, and audiobook artist Simon Vance, in conversation with Bay Area writer, editor, and raconteur Terry Bisson.
Guy Gavriel Kay is the author of fourteen fantasy novels, including the just-published A Brightness Long Ago (Berkely, 2019) which Kirkus celebrates as “An epic tale filled with characters compelling enough to bear the weight of the high stakes.” Kay’s work is often set in fictional worlds based real places during real historical periods, such as Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I or Spain during the time of El Cid. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in literature of the fantastic and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014, Kay was named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor. His work has been translated into more than 25 languages.
In addition to providing the narration for Guy Gavriel Kay’s books, Simon Vance has voiced over 750 audiobooks by authors as diverse as Naomi Novik, Charles Dickens, Michael Crichton, and Kenneth Grahame. He is the recipient of 15 Audie awards, 70 Earphone awards, and was listed as AudioFile’s ‘Golden Voice,” and BookList’s “Voice of Choice.” He will be reading Mr. Kay’s work this evening.
Ransom Stephens is the author of four novels, including The God Patent (2009), The Sensory Deprivation (2013), The 99% Solution (2018), and the just-out Too Rich to Die (2019). He holds a Ph.D in physics, and worked on experiments at SLAC, Fermilab, CERN, and Cornell, discovering a new type of matter, and worked on the team that discovered the Top quark. He was a professor of physics at University of Texas at Arlington. He now lives in the Bay Area, where he balances writing and work as a consultant.
Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 6:30 pm. As always, Borderlands Books will be on hand with copies of the authors’ works for sale.