Thu, Nov 09|
Exploring the future: A Virtual Sci-Fi Authors Panel
Four Fiction Authors with books on various science topics chat about their books!
Time & Location
Nov 09, 6:00 PM
About the event
Blending Science and Fiction: There’s plenty of crossover between scientists and fiction writers - whether it's climate or health or technology or space, fiction writers try to envision a future made possible by the present.
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating panel discussion. Four science fiction writers discuss their work and how science influences what they write.
Our four panelists are Premee Mohamed, David Scott Hay, Terena Elizabeth Bell, and Jaime Alejandro (moderator).
Their books are available for purchase from The Thinking Spot website - see links below or just search for the titles. Once purchased, they will arrive in store in about 7-10 days along with a bookplate of Author's signature!
Bio: Premee Mohamed is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Aurora award-winning Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her short fiction has appeared in many venues and she can be found at her website at www.premeemohamed.com.
Web link: premeemohamed.com
NO ONE WILL COME BACK FOR US is a collection of 17 stories plus author's notes, focused on contemporary cosmic horror, new weird, and dark fantasy.
THE ANNUAL MIGRATION OF CLOUDS is a novella set in post–climate disaster Alberta; a woman infected with a mysterious parasite must choose whether to pursue a rare opportunity far from home or stay and help rebuild her community.
David Scott Hay
Bio: David Scott Hay is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. As a novelist, he is a 2x Kirkus Prize nominee. He currently lives with his wife, son, dog, and chickens with a dozen typewriters in a valley between the ocean, the mountains, and the desert. [NSFW] is his 2nd novel.
Web link: davidscotthay.com/about/
Social media moderators @Sa>ag3 and @Jun1p3r must survive their first 90 days to qualify for health benefits and a life-changing mystery bonus. As they flag a nonstop torrent of the most heinous [NSFW] videos, their coping mechanisms expand to include office sex, drugs, and a jellyfish. But when copium is no longer an option, @Sa>ag3 & @Jun1p3r turn to a more bizarre form of therapy: intimacy. Meanwhile, a stream of ominous warning videos keeps popping up… COMING SOON… hinting at an event that will alter the American landscape.
Terena Elizabeth Bell
Bio: Terena Elizabeth Bell is a fiction writer. Her debut short story collection, Tell Me What You See (Whiskey Tit), published in December 2022. Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including The Atlantic, Playboy, Salamander, and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Get one story delivered to your inbox every month by subscribing here: patreon.com/terenaelizabethbell.
Web link: terenaelizabethbell.com
A New York Foundation for the Arts City Artist Corps winner and Ms Magazine must-read, Tell Me What You See is a collection of 10 experimental short stories about coronavirus quarantines, the January 6th invasion on the US Capitol, climate change, and other current events.
Jaime Alejandro (moderator)
Jaime Alejandro Cruz is a playwright, podcaster, and multimedia creative. He is the host of the Arts Calling Podcast, a showcase of independent creatives in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Jaime is also the editor of Coalitionworks literary journal, a gathering place for poetry and short-form storytelling.
Web link: artscalling.com
While this is a Zoom event, we will also be hosting the zoom call in-person at The Thinking Spot. We would love it if you attended in-person with us!