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An evening of science fiction with Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead and Daryl Gregory
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m.
An evening of science fiction with Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead and Daryl Gregory
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin science fiction authors Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead and Daryl Gregory for a reading and discussion. The Q & A will be moderated by the always funny fellow writer Adam Rakunas.
DescriptionNancy Kress is the author of thirty-three books, including twenty-six novels, four collections of short stories, and three books on writing.  Her work has won six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.  Most recent works are Tomorrow’s Kin (Tor, 2017) and its sequels, If Tomorrow Comes and Terran Tomorrow (Tor, 2018).  Kress’s work has been translated into Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Croatian, Chinese, Lithuanian, Romanian, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Russian, and Klingon, none of which she can read.  In addition to writing, Kress often teaches at various venues around the country and abroad, including a semester as guest lecturer at the University of Leipzig, an intensive workshop in Beijing, and the annual two-week workshop Taos Toolbox, which she teaches with Walter Jon Williams.  Kress lives in Seattle with her husband, writer Jack Skillingstead, and Cosette, the world’s most spoiled toy poodle. nancykress.com

Jack Skillingstead’s Harbinger was nominated for a Locus Award for best first novel. His second, Life on the Preservation, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. He has published more that forty short stories to critical acclaim, was short-listed for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and is translated internationally. The Chaos Function, a science fiction thriller, will appear in March 2019. Jack lives in Seattle with his wife, writer Nancy Kress. www.jackskillingstead.com



Daryl Gregory writes genre-mixing novels, stories, and comics. His most recent novel, Spoonbenders, out from Knopf and Vintage, is a Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award finalist for 2018. Other recent work includes the young adult novel Harrison Squared and the novella We Are All Completely Fine, which won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards. His novels include Afterparty,  an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014; Raising Stony Mayhall; The Devil’s Alphabet; and the Crawford-Award-winning Pandemonium. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories. darylgregory.com

Adam Rakunas is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated Windswept and its sequel Like a Boss. His short fiction has appeared in Futurismic.com and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He has had a long and varied career as a video game engineer, a triathlon race director, a parking lot attendant, an IT consultant, and a theater usher. He splits his copious spare time between writing, political rabble-rousing, and being a stay-at-home dad. A former Southern Californian, he and his family now live in the Pacific Northwest. Find him online at giro.org.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Book Store.
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NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
PodcastThis event will be recorded for podcast.
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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