On Thursday, July 20 (Moon Landing Day), from 6:30-7:45 p.m., MELISSA SCOTT and ELEANOR ARNASON read from their respective works.
Melissa Scott is the author of some two dozen science fiction and fantasy works. Including several co-authored with her late partner, Lisa A. Barnett. Scott’s works are known for their elaborate and well-connected settings. While her works, with the exception of Shadow Man (1996), don’t usually deal directly with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes, most of her protagonists are LGBT. She won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1986, and has won several Lambda Literary Awards. Her novels include Trouble and Her Friends (1994), Dreaming Metal (1997), and The Shapes of Their Hearts (1998). She is also the author of Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel (1997).
Eleanor Arnason has lived in Manhattan, Chicago, London, Paris, Washington, DC, Detroit, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. Since 1973 she has published five novels and over 30 novellas, novelettes, short stories, and experimental short forms. Her fourth novel, A Woman of the Iron People (1990), won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for gender-bending science fiction and the Mythopoeic Society Award for Best Adult Fantasy. Her fifth novel, Ring of Swords (1995), won the Minnesota Book Award. Her most recent book is the collection Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (2016).