University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Charlie Jane Anders



Photo by Sarah Deragon/Portraits to the People

Courtesy of Tor Books

Charlie Jane Anders' next novel is "The City in the Middle of the Night," February 2019. She's the author of "All the Birds in the Sky," which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards and "Choir Boy," which won a Lambda Literary Award. She's also written a novella called "Rock Manning Goes For Broke" and a short story collection called "Six Months, Three Days, Five Others." And she's currently hard at work on an untitled young-adult trilogy.

Her short fiction has appeared in Tor.com, Boston Review, Tin House, Conjunctions, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Wired Magazine, Slate, Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, ZYZZYVA, Catamaran Literary Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and tons of anthologies. And her journalism and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, and elsewhere. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award, and her story "Don't Press Charges And I Won't Sue" won the Theodore Sturgeon Award. With Annalee Newitz, she co-founded io9.com, a site about science fiction, science and futurism. She also organizes the monthly Writers With Drinks reading series, and previously organized the notorious Ballerina Pie Fight.

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press
Book launch party exclusively for Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 250, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Jillian Cantor, Alyssa Cole, Greg Grandin, J. A. Jance, Phillip Margolin, Harriet Tyce
Nightmare Futures
Charlie Jane Anders, K.S. Merbeth and Peng Shepherd envision futures fraught with peril. Who will survive?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, K.S. Merbeth, Peng Shepherd
Moderator: Linda Addison
Putting the Science in Science Fiction
Alien planets, distant galaxies, space travel ... For sci fi stories to feel real, authors need to know their science. Our distinguished panel of science fiction and non-fiction writers discuss research, fun facts, the interplay between science and science fiction, and when stuff gets weird.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rod Pyle
Moderator: J.L. Doty
Workshop: Writing Believable Characters in Unbelievable Situations
Nowadays some of the most interesting fiction features wild storylines where ordinary reality goes out the window. So how do you keep your characters feeling like people the reader could meet on the subway, while putting them in surreal worlds? We will discuss how to write characters with believable inner lives and worlds, even when everything around them is coming unglued.

Integrated Learning Center Room 125 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Charlie Jane Anders
The Writing Mountain: Personal Trials
What's the hardest part of being a writer? What personal obstacles have these writers overcome?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Jacqueline Carey, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brian McClellan
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
The City in the Middle of the Night
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
February 2019
ISBN 9780765379962
368 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now All the Birds in the Sky — Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel All the Birds in the Sky — Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel "If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams. More/less

All the Birds in the Sky
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor
April 2017
ISBN 9780765379955
320 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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From the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our future Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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