Robots Are Us! A…

Robots Are Us!
A Benefit for the new Fountain Award for Speculative Literature

When: Friday, April 23 at 7:30 PM

Where: Omnicircus, located at 550 Natoma Street in South of Market, San Francisco. For directions, see


  • Pat Murphy
    Author, _The City, Not Long After_, _Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles_
    Winner of the World Fantasy, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards

  • Rudy Rucker
    Author, _Frek and the Elixir_, _Spaceland_

  • Ken Wharton
    Author, _Divine Intervention_

  • Terry Bisson
    Author, _Dear Abbey_, _The Pickup Artist_
    Winner of the Locus, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Hugo Awards.

  • Charlie Anders
    Author, _The Lazy Crossdresser_
    Publisher, _other magazine_
    MC, Writers with Drinks

  • Omnicircus
    An experimental, surreal-psychedelic musical-cabaret group led by artist Frank Garvey.

Cost: $10-20, sliding scale. All proceeds go directly to the Fountain Award!

Doors open at 7 PM, with complimentary drinks. A free reception will follow.

Sponsored by the Speculative Literature Foundation, with _Strange Horizons, other magazine, Emerald City_, and _NFG Magazine_.

The Speculative Literature Foundation ( is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literary quality in speculative fiction. "Speculative literature" is a catch-all term meant to inclusively span the breadth of fantastic literature, encompassing fiction ranging from science fiction to ghost stories to folk and fairy tales to magical realism to modern myth-making. With the launch of the Fountain Award, a $1000 prize for excellence in short fiction, we hope to encourage this thriving tradition.

For more information, contact Jeremy Smith at or call Omnicircus at 415-701-0686.

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