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SF in SF with Peter Beagle and Jaymee Goh

Please join us for an evening and reading and conversation with authors Peter S. Beagle and Jaymee Goh, in conversation with Bay Area writer Cliff Winnig.

PETER S. BEAGLE is the internationally bestselling and beloved, author of numerous classic fantasy novels and collections, including The Last UnicornTamsinThe Line BetweenSleight of HandSummerlongIn Calabria, and most recently, The Overneath. He is the editor of The Secret History of Fantasy and the co-editor of The Urban Fantasy Anthology. His newest release, co-edited with Jacob A. Weisman, is The Unicorn Anthology, released this month.

Beagle published his first novel, A Fine & Private Place, at nineteen, while still completing his degree in creative writing. Beagle’s follow-up, The Last Unicorn, is widely considered one of the great works of fantasy. It has been made into a feature-length animated film, a stage play, and a graphic novel. He has written widely for both stage and screen, including the screenplay adaptations for The Last Unicorn and the animated film of The Lord of the Rings and the well-known “Sarek” episode of Star Trek.  As one of the fantasy genre’s most-lauded authors, Beagle is the recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Locus awards as well as the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire. He has also been honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award and the Inkpot Award from the Comic-Con convention, given for major contributions to fantasy and science fiction. In 2018, he was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Beagle lives in Northern California, where he is working on too many projects to begin to name.

JAYMEE GOH is a writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist of science fiction and fantasy. Her work has been published in a number of science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies. She wrote the blog Silver Goggles, an exploration of postcolonial theory through steampunk, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, and Beyond Victoriana. She graduated from the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop in 2016, and received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside, where she dissertated on steampunk and whiteness. She edited The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 11: Trials by WhitenessThe Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Joyce Chng, and The Omnibus of Doctor Bill Shakes and the Magnificent Ionic Pentatetrameter: A Steampunk’s Shakespeare Anthology, with Matt Delman.  She is a Malaysian citizen currently living in Berkeley, California, where she works as an editor for Tachyon Publications.

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.

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