Terra Incognita/Speculative Fiction: Readings 7pm Free
Terra Incognita launches with our first event featuring local authors of Speculative Fiction!
Our drawing prize this time around is a bundle of TWO books of poetry from Nomadic Press. Be there to get a chance to win!
Here's our readers for the evening:
In all but one career aptitude test Becca Gomez Farrell has taken, writer has been the #1 result. But when she tastes the salty air and hears the sea lions bark, she wonders if maybe sea captain was the right choice after all. Becca’s epic fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. Her short stories, which run the gamut of speculative fiction genres, have been published in magazines and anthologies such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Pulp Literature, and Dark Luminous Wings among others. Currently marooned in Oakland, Becca co-leads the East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup group and runs the San Francisco chapter of the Women Who Submit Writing organization.
Becca’s food, drink, and travel writing, which has appeared in local media in CA and NC, can primarily be found at her blog, theGourmez.com. For a list of all her published work, fiction and nonfiction, check out her author website at RebeccaGomezFarrell.com. Social Media Handle: @theGourmez.
Jackie Haudek is a non-fiction and fiction writer who previously worked as the column editor at SF State's "Xpress Magazine". She graduated with her BA in Journalism from SF State and works as an executive assistant in San Francisco. She loves yoga, dogs and warm, fuzzy socks.
Arizona-born J Curtis escaped hades with career in film and found his biscuit smothered with butter in Tennessee during a 17 year sentence as a roadie, landscaper, shoe clerk, and product developer. Paroled from Red States to the East Bay 3 years ago he’s found a new life among the gluten-intolerant-do-gooders where he and his dog Benny are currently writing a new chapter entitled “I do what I can, sometimes less”.
Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including The Last Weekend, I Am Providence, and the forthcoming Hexen Sabbath. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, Tor.com, and many other venues. Also, an anthologist, Nick's latest book is Mixed Up, co-edited with Molly Tanzer, which combines cocktail recipes and flash fiction by writers including Jeff VanderMeer and Carmen Maria Machado.
Samuel Walsh writes Sci-Fi and/or dystopian fables about automated office space warfare, the alien invaders who’ve occupied the Middle East since the dawn of the 21st century (Ted: “That’s US, dude!” Bill: “Oh, yeah!”), and the robotification of the social contract. He recently got a B.A. in International Relations from SF State, currently works at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, and endeavors to make you chuckle, or at least snort.