Authors Steven Barnes and Mark Rich are in town as guests of Diversicon, and will be doing readings in the store on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 pm.
Steven Barnes is the New York Times bestselling, NAACP Image Award-winning author of more than 30 novels. Nominated for Nebula and Hugo awards, writer of the Emmy-winning “A Stitch in Time” episode of The Outer Limits, and winner of the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Award, Barnes is a pioneering Afrofuturist writer, and one of the most honored voices in the field. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, British Fantasy Award-winning novelist Tananarive Due. Barnes has taught and lectured at UCLA, USC, the University of Washington, Mensa, Pasadena JPL, the Smithsonian Museum, the University of North Carolina, and many others.
Mark Rich is the author of C.M. Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary. He has also published poetry, fiction, and four books about toys and toy marketing.
Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven and SF MINNESOTA, a multicultural organization that also sponsors a midsummer speculative fiction convention, DIVERSICON, the 30th edition of which will occur July 14 -16, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West hotel with Guest of Honor STEVEN BARNES.