November 2012 – March 2015
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™, will be speaking at the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Words and Music Festival in New Orleans, at 09:45am on Friday 30 November 2012 in the Queen Ann Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone:
LITERATURE OUT OF TIME
The Art of Using Fiction as a Magic Carpet for Time Travel
Transporting the reader to another time, another world, even worlds that are still in the future, with the reader eagerly stepping aboard the author’s time travel vehicle is a special kind of magic. And it’s the kind of magic that can make or break speculative fiction. New Orleans fiction writer Moira Crone and debut novelist Sanem Ozdural will discuss the art of exploring the future with fiction.
Ms. Ozdural, a practicing attorney who cut her legal teeth as a prosecutor with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, is author of LiGa (acronym for Life Game), a novel about a game of the future where the coin is extra years of life.
Both authors, keen observers of the harsh realities of our time, take those realities and multiply them, envisioning a future in which the division between the haves and have-nots reaches epic proportions. Against their dramatic landscapes, they each in different ways explore the fall-out from quests for immortality. The key to the success of such explorations? Moira and Sanem will let you in on that secret.
Sanem will be signing copies of LiGa in the Book Mart immediately after the session.
Sanem Ozdural, author of LiGa™ will be reading from her debut novel and hosting a discussion at the Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Café and Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York on Friday 11 January 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00.
LiGa™ by Sanem Ozdural. Science fact or fiction? Prediction or warning?
Imagine a world where a select few can manipulate their own cellular degeneration to become effectively immortal. Where membership of this elite was gained through a game. Imagine the impact on society, and on those who lose. Sanem Ozdural has imagined such a world. Her debut novel, LiGa™, tells the story and examines the players’ motivation and the implications. Join her for a reading and a discussion ranging from writing speculative fiction to the ramifications of her imagined world.
Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) at 5pm on Sunday 31 March 2013 at Eastercon in Bradford. Details in the Eastercon programme.
Ira Nayman will be launching the print edition of his science fiction satire Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) in Canada at 11:30 on Saturday 6 April 2013 at Ad Astra 32 in Toronto. Details in the Ad Astra programme.
Douglas Thompson will be at The Speculative Bookshop’s first ever event. Taking place in Glasgow at the Old Hairdressers on Sunday 1st December from 6:30pm, they are hosting some local writers (not least of whom will be Douglas) who will be reading from – and selling – their books.
Go along, say “Hello” to Douglas, buy a copy of Entanglement and he will surely sign it for you
We will be at the AuthorCon UK fair at the MadLab in Manchester on April 26th. The winners of the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards will be announced there, and Bookworm and Arteess: Conflict are both finalists in separate categories. We will be selling copies of all of our titles, and some of our authors have promised to drop in to sign copies of their books. Apparently, anyone who buys an advance ticket from the AuthorCon UK website will get a goody bag with all sorts of stuff in it. There’s a raffle too. It should be a fun day, so do come along and say hello.
We will be launching the print edition of Douglas Thompson’s latest novel The Rhymer, an Heredyssey, during Loncon 3. In fact, Saturday lunchtime (16th August) in the Book Launch section of the Library in the Fan Village at 13:30. So if you’re going to be at Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, in case you don’t already know!) come and join us for a drink, to hear Douglas do a bit of a reading, buy a copy and get him to sign it.
We will be launching the print edition of Caspian’s debut novel The Magician in the Attic, the first of the Curlew Chronicles, during Loncon 3. In fact, Sunday lunchtime (17th August) in the Book Launch section of the Library in the Fan Village at 13:30. So if you’re going to be at Loncon 3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, in case you don’t already know!) come and join us for a drink, to hear Caspian do a reading and experience the magic of his story, buy a copy and get him to sign it.
Ira Nayman, author of the Transdimensional Authority series of novels, Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the inconvenience) and You Can’t Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess With its Head), will be at the Toronto Word on the Street festival in Queen’s Park Circle in Toronto on Sunday September 21st.
Ira will be sharing a table with two other authors, Nicole Chardenet and Karen Dales, in the Writers Block section. A great opportunity to get a signed copy and a few words of wisdom (?!) from Ira.
On Saturday November 22nd, at Singularity & Co in Brooklyn, Stefan Jackson will be reading from Glass Shore, his debut science fiction action & adventure novel set in Manhattan in 2076. Come along to hear an extract and have a drink – buy a copy and Stefan will even sign it for you (pre-launch copies will be available to buy exclusively at this event – be the first of your friends to get your hands on a copy of Glass Shore, or be a good friend and bring them along to Singularity & Co so they don’t have to wait until December 6th!)
Tanya Reimer will be the guest of Redvers Public Library in Redvers Saskatchewan on Thursday 27th November from 4pm to 7pm at a book party and signing to celebrate her first two books – Ghosts on the Prairies, a Sacred Land Story, published by Elsewhen Press (i.e. us) and Petrified published by Sunbury Press. Go along and help make it a great party.
On March 2nd*, Tanya Reimer will be at the Library in Manor Saskatchewan for the For the Love of Reading! event. From 1.30-4pm there will be programme events for children (reading, crafts, games). At 1.30pm you can Meet the Author, in which Tanya will read from her books and sign copies (including Ghosts on the Prairies, A Sacred Land Story) and answer questions until 2.30pm.
* Note the date has changed from February 20th to March 2nd