Paolo Bacigalupi is relative newcomer to the science fiction writing genre, but his work has already made waves, won the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Locus Awards for Best Collection and Best Novelette for Pump Six. His work has appeared in two of the three biggest science fiction markets, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His short fiction collection Pump Six was released early last year from Night Shade Books. Yours truly ran into him at Readercon in Boston in August, 2009, where he was participating in a panel on YA fiction. His short fiction is powerful, gritty, poignant, and brushes shades of mixed despair and poignance rarely achieved. If you haven’t read him, you would do well to check him out.
I will be participating at the Sarpy Area Arts Council “Arts Alive” Festival to be held at Shadow Lake Town Centre in Papillion, Nebraska, on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
The author panel will consist of yours truly, along with Chloe Neill, Victoria Alexander, and Paul Rea, to be held at the Shadow Lake Border’s store, at 2:00 p.m. The topic of the panel is yet to be determined, but all of us will be there for discussion and signing books afterward.
Hope to see you there!