Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Tuesday, Everyone.

Tonight, our U District store welcomes Clarion West faculty member David Hartwell. Hartwell is Senior Editor for Tor Books. He has edited or co-edited scores of anthologies, among them The Year's Best SF and The Year's Best Fantasy. A veteran instructor of four CW workshops, he founded the influential New York Review of Science Fiction. Hartwell works with many of the field's top authors, including Gene Wolfe, Greg Benford, and Michael Bishop. He has received the Eaton Award and the World Fantasy Award. Hartwell will appear in conversation with the remarkable local writer Eileen Gunn, whose book Stable Strategies and Others remains a favorite.

Also, we'll be at the Bellevue Regional Library to sell some books by Sarah Dunant. Dunant and Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn will discuss Dunant's latest novel, Sacred Hearts. It's about a 16th Century daughter of noble birth forced to live in a convent in the Italian city of Ferrara. As the defiant girl schemes to escape, she finds scandal and conspiracy in the Renaissance world.

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