SH/SLF Rapid-Fire…

SH/SLF Rapid-Fire Reading
Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm
569 Valencia Street between 17th and 16th
Refreshments will be provided.
Suggested donation: $5-$15

Public transport is ideal. Valencia St. Books is right near the 16th St. BART station and lies on or near several bus lines. There is paid parking in the garage at Hoff and 16th (between Valencia and Mission) and another garage on 21st between Valencia and Mission.

Program Participants:

Pat Murphy's writing has won numerous awards including the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award. Her work ranges from scientifically accurate science fiction to psychological fantasy to magic realism. Her San-Francisco-based novel, _The City Not Long After_, has recently been reprinted by Firebird Books. She is currently working on a novel for young adults titled _Wild Girls_. Her favorite color is ultraviolet.

Heather Shaw's short fiction has appeared in such fun places as _Polyphony_, _Strange Horizons_, _Fortean Bureau_ and the anthology _Nine Muses_. Her short story, "Single White Farmhouse" made the Locus Recommended Reading List earlier this year and is forthcoming in Hartwell and Cramer's _Year's Best Fantasy 6_. She co-edits the literary zine _Flytrap_ with her husband, Tim Pratt. They live in Oakland with the requisite two cats.

Tim Pratt's stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and other nice places. His first novel, The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, appeared in 2005, and his next story collection, Hart & Boot & Other Stories, will be out in early 2007.

Charlie Anders wrote a novel called Choir Boy and co-edited the forthcoming anthology She's Such A Geek. She publishes other magazine and hosts the Writers With Drinks series.

Keyan Bowes is the key-name of a Bay Area author and poet who has been published in Strange Horizons.

Jed Hartman is Senior Fiction Editor for _Strange Horizons_. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared or will soon appear in _Clean Sheets_, _Wet_, _Strange Horizons_, _Blowing Kisses_, _Flytrap_, _Fishnet_, and _All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories_. For more about him, see his website:

Liz Henry: bio forthcoming (

Vylar Kaftan's work has appeared in _Strange Horizons_, _Lenox Avenue_, and _Raven Electrick_. She attended Clarion West in 2004, and currently volunteers as a mentor for young writers through the Absynthe Muse program. Her hobbies include making jewelry, preparing for a major earthquake, and discussing philosophy with the neighbor's cat. Visit her website at

Corie Ralston is a scientist by day and a science fiction writer by night. She has published a dozen or so short stories in various venues: some big, some little, some no longer existent. She is an editor at The Internet Review of Science Fiction. For all the gory details, check out:

Jeremy Adam Smith's nonfiction, fiction, and poetry has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Flytrap, The Nation, Other Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Strange Horizons, Watchword, Wired, and numerous other periodicals. He blogs about the politics of parenthood at; pop culture and politics at; and media democracy at

Lori Ann White's work has appeared in "Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine," "Analog Science Fiction and Fact," and "Aeon Speculative Fiction," among other publications. She has worked her way up to "Polyphony" and will shoot for "Zoetrope" within a year or two.

Mary Anne Mohanraj is the author of _Bodies in Motion_, a collection of linked Sri Lankan-American immigrant stories, editor of _Aqua Erotica_, and author of _A Taste of Serendib_, a Sri Lankan cookbook (among others). She co-founded _Strange Horizons_ in 2000, and served as editor-in-chief for two years. Mohanraj is the recent recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Prose, and serves as the executive director of the Speculative Literature Foundation ( She lives in Chicago and teaches in the MFA Program at Roosevelt University.

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