Readings and conversation with Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison, Ellen Klages
Lucy Jane Bledsoe, most recent novel, The Evolution of Love, came out in May. She's the author of a collection of short stories, a collection of narrative nonfiction, and four other novels, including A Thin Bright Line and The Big Bang Symphony. Her fiction has won a Yaddo Fellowship, the 2013 Saturday Evening Post Fiction Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, the Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction, a Pushcart nomination, a California Arts Council Fellowship, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships.
Meg Elison is a Bay Area author and essayist. Her debut novel, "The Book of the Unnamed Midwife" won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and was listed as a Tiptree Committee recommendation. Her second novel, THE BOOK OF ETTA, was published in 2017 by 47North. She writes like she's running out of time and lives in Oakland, California.
Ellen Klages is a science, science fiction and historical fiction writer who lives in San Francisco. Her novelette "Basement Magic" won the 2005 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. Her novelette, “Basement Magic,” won the Nebula Award in 2005, and her novella, “Wakulla Springs,” (with Andy Duncan) was a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards and won the World Fantasy Award in 2014. The first collection of her short fiction, Portable Childhoods (2007), was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.
Your host, Terry Bisson, is best known for his short stories including "Bears Discover Fire", which won the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award and "They're Made Out of Meat". He published his first novel in 1981, and has been a working science fiction writer ever since. In addition to writing, Terry is a magazine and book editor.