Spec Boston

Speculative Boston is a reading series for science fiction, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Each Speculative Boston event invites two to three authors to read from their works and have a conversation. Featuring new releases and new authors, the series is a celebration of the thriving community of speculative fiction writers and fans in the New England area.

Tonight's authors are: 

Julie C. Day has published over thirty stories in magazines such as Interzone, Podcastle, Black Static, and Split Lip Magazine. Her debut collection Uncommon Miracles is available from PS Publishing. In another exciting first, Julie also has a tabletop story game Divided Lights forthcoming from Evil Hat Productions. Julie’s fiction reflects her relish for the esoteric and scientific. She’s spent an inordinate amount of time researching such topics as the damselfly Ischnura hastate, the ancient city of Teotihuacan, quantum refrigerators, and the late-nineteenth-century Orphan Trains.

Julie lives in a small town in New England with her partner, children, a menagerie of variously sized animals, and an increasing amount of clutter and dust. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts. You can find her at @thisjulieday or on her blog stillwingingit.com. Café writing and long baths with paper books are also a thing.

Hillary Monahan is the New York Times Bestselling author of the YA horror MARY: The Summoning through Disney-Hyperion and the acclaimed THE AWESOME under her pen name Eva Darrows. A multi-genre author, Hillary writes everything from horror and comedy to SFF and romance, for young adult and adult audiences alike. 2019 sees her twelfth novel in print.

Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones).

His fiction and essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Supernatural Noir, and numerous Year’s Best anthologies. He is the author of the short speculative fiction collections In the Mean Time and Compositions for the Young and Old and the hard-boiled/dark fantasy novella City Pier: Above and Below. He served as fiction editor of CHIZINE and as co-editor of Fantasy Magazine, and was also the co-editor the Creatures anthology (with John Langan). Paul is currently on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards as well.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Bloody Mary, Book 1 Mary: The Summoning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781423186939
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 11th, 2015

The Awesome Cover Image
ISBN: 9781781083246
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Published: Ravenstone - May 26th, 2015

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The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062679109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - June 26th, 2018

A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363244
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016