This event was held on March 4, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Learn what's in store for the future of Science Fiction when three of todayâ€™s best science fiction writers - Tobias S. Buckell, Steven Harper Piziks and Sarah Zettel â€“ join forces for a discussion and book signing in conjunction with The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009, which this year focuses on the theme The Universe: Yours To Discover. Books will be on sale at the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.
Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born speculative fiction writer who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has published stories in various magazines and anthologies. He is a Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist and has written three novels: Crystal Rain, Ragamuffin, and Sly Mongoose. He is currently working on the Halo novel, Halo: The Cole Protocol.
Steven Harper Piziks was born in Saginaw, Michigan and currently lives with his wife and three sons near Ann Arbor. His novels include In the Company of Mind and Corporate Mentality, both science fiction published by Baen Books. Writing as Steven Harper for Roc Books, he has produced The Silent Empire series.
Sarah Zettel is a science fiction and fantasy author, currently living in Ypsilanti. Her fourteen novels include the award-winning Reclamation and Foolâ€™s War, a New York Times notable book. Most recently she has become the project manager for Book View Cafe, an online cooperative venture by 23 noted SF authors, including Vonda N. McIntyre and Ursula K. LeGuin to bring new work in new formats direct to the reader.