THE AUTHORS' READINGS PROGRAM
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Thursday, March 24
A creative writing teacher at SUNY, Buffalo, Joe
will read "Man with Flies." Joe has published fiction
in the New Dimensions anthology series and in Science
Fiction: The Transcendant Adventure. A member of both
SFRA and SFWA, he has published articles as well as
fiction in Cinefantastique, Ethos and elsewhere.
James M. Davis
James delivered a paper at last year's conference,
asked for a chance to try out his experimental fiction
on this year's crowd.
A winner of Hugos, Nebulas, Apollos and other
awards, Kate's fiction is too well known to rehearse.
Here as a faculty member for the Writers' Workshop, she
will read a short story, "The Dragon Seed."
William F. Wu
Dr. Wu holds a Ph. D. from the University of
Michigan, is author of the controversial The Yellow
Peril, a study of Asians in science fiction. He has
published fiction in Britain and Japan as well as the
U.S. The story he read here last year, "Wong's Lost
and Found Emporium," will appear in the May issue of
Amazing, out this month. He will read "Midnight Pearls
Blue," a new story.
An off-and-on again expatriate, Neil has published
fiction mostly in French and English magazines, though
his story, "The Cats of Pere LaChaise" was reprinted in
The Best Horror of the Year, 1981, edited by Karl
Edward Wagner. He was in Brazil when the program went
to press, and we don't know what he plans to read.
Friday, March 25
Ginger Simpson Curry
Ginger is Fiction editor for The Florida Arts
Gazaette, has published short stories in Starwind,
Woman's World, Crosscurrents, The Friend. Last year
won a fiction award from the National Writers Club.
She'll read a chapter from her supernatural thriller-
in-progress, "Scream From the Black Box."
Jean is now co-editor and publisher of Pandora, a
magazine of feminist fiction. She is author of the
Savage Empire Series, formerly published by Playboy
Books (Savage Empire, Dragon Lord of the Savage Empire)
and collaborates with Jacqueline Lichtenberg on the
Sime/Gen series (First Channel, Channel's Destiny).
She's also Professor of English at Murray State University in Kentucky. She'll read an excerpt from Captive
of the Savage Empire, to be published by Berkley/Jove,
Justin teaches philosophy at the University of
Houston, comes by his writing bug naturally as the son
of Fritz Leiber. He has published two novels, Beyond
Rejection and Beyond Humanity, and will read an excerpt
from The Sword and the Eye, which Leiber suggests might
be titled, "How Kinch Came to Know the Great Pard and
of Matters Sorcerous."
Fred's position as one of the world's foremost
science fiction writers precludes the necessity for an
introduction (see bio, p. 5). He'll read a forthcoming
short story, which may have beeen written out by the
Sheraton pool yesterday if history repeats itself.
Founder and co-editor of Pandora, Lois has a new
story coming out in a Berkley Books anthology, but
unfortunately we've lost her letter with the name of
it. She'll read a new story, "Fredrath's Rainbow."
Meanwhile she survives as a teaching assistant at The
University of South Florida,
Timothy Robert Sullivan
Tim was one of the founders of the fantasy and
science fiction programs at FAU while an undergraduate
here. His Katasterismi Trilogy is scheduled for fall
publication by Donning/Starblaze; his recent stories,
"Zeke," and the one he'll read today, "The Comedian,"
were both Nebula nominees, and will also appear in Best
of the Year anthologies.