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Speculative Boston with Cat Valente, Elizabeth Bear, and Cadwell Turnbull: Coolidge Corner Library
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW BEING HELD AT THE COOLIDGE CORNER BRANCH OF THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Speculative Boston is a quarterly reading series featuring authors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Each event features two to three authors who read from and discuss their works, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be time for mingling, noshing, and -- of course -- getting books signed.
Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.
Elizabeth Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
Cadwell Turnbull is a graduate from the North Carolina State University’s Creative Writing MFA in Fiction and English MA in Linguistics. He was the winner of the 2014 NCSU Prize for Short Fiction for his story “Ears” and attended Clarion West 2016. His short stories have been published in Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Nightmare. Currently he is working on a novel set in near-future U.S. Virgin Islands after an alien colonization.