THE AUTHORS' READINGS PROGRAM
Grand Master Fritz is already so celebrated, we
won't try to add to what's said on p. 5. He's going to
treat us to a reading, in that unforgettable voice, of
a brand new story, just finished, "The Cat Hotel."
A native of Florida, Joe now lives on Merritt
Island with wife Patti, and is a conference regular.
He first achieved prominence in 1962, writing for the
celebrated British SF magazine New Worlds. He has
seventy-odd short stories and a dozen novels to his
credit, including The Loafers of Refuge, Conscience
Interplanetary, and Mind Behind the Eye. He'll read a
new story, "Raccoon Reaction."
Saturday, March 26
Terry belongs to the Canadian contingent of
science fiction authors, with fiction in the Canadian
magazine Aurora as well as The Magazine of Fantasy &
Science Fiction, and the anthologies Alien Worlds and
Other Worlds. He lives in Toronto.
Mike is treasurer of IASF (International
Association for Study of the Fantastic) and a technical
writer for Dynastat Research. He also writes science
fiction, but he didn't send us the title of the story
he'll read today.
John teaches at Oregon State University, has
placed stories in The Paris Review, The New Republic,
Ploughshares, etc., and has just published his first
story collection, Bedlam. He will read "Chasing
Names," from a new collection by that title.
Our celebrated Guest of Honor, indefatigible as
always, volunteered to serve on the Writers Workshop
Faculty, and in that connection to read a story to the
faithful. God knows which one (Harlan doesn't, at
least as these words are written — there are more than
a thousand to choose from.)
A frequent collaborator with George Zebrowski, both
as author and editor (their anthology Faster Than Light
has just been reissued by Ace), Jack also works with
Gardner Dozois. His novels under his own name include
Starhiker, Timetipping. Junction, and Distances
(forthcoming from Doubleday). He'll read a short
story, "Bad Medicine."
A special Guest of the Conference (see bio, p. 5),
Damon Knight is a celebrated artist of the science
fiction short story. He'll read a selction from his
story collection, The Man, The Tree.
Kyle hails back to SF's "first fandom," and as
illustrator, author and publisher has produced a series
of illustrated genre books, including a history and an
idea book. Most recently he has been writing
continuations of the legendary "Doc" Smith's Lensman
series, with Dragon Lensman and Lensmen of Rigel out so
far. He'll be reading from a forthcoming book in the
As dean (with James Gunn) of our Writers' Workshop
faculty, and author of the hottest property in high
fantasy in the past few years (The Book of the New Sun
Tetralogy), Gene needs no blurb here (see bio, p. 4).
But we don't know what he's going to read right now.
Sunday, March 27
David broke into science fiction with New Worlds
in the sixties, and has also published in Whispers,
Galaxy and Ed Bryant's anthology, 2076. An expert
linguist, who does translations from French and
Italian, Lunde is also a poet, with two volumes of
verse (Sludgegulper, Calibrations) to his credit. We
don't know what he'll read.
Special Guest Gunn (see bio, p. 3) will close the
series of author's readings today with a short story,
but we don't have the title yet.