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May 10, 2016 09:20AM

4170 The wine was great (especially since I got to take a bottle of one of my top free home)! Thanks for organizing such a tasty event.

Next meetup is Monday, May 23.

RSVP here!
Apr 28, 2016 01:51PM

4170 Stacia wrote: "Jlawrence wrote: "Stacia wrote: "I'm in for dinner!"

OK! Veronica (who can dine with us beforehand, too) suggests Pi Bar for their fabulous pizza (http://www.yelp.com/biz/pi-bar-san-fr...).


OK! Let's do 6.
Apr 28, 2016 11:19AM

4170 Stacia wrote: "I'm in for dinner!"

OK! Veronica (who can dine with us beforehand, too) suggests Pi Bar for their fabulous pizza (http://www.yelp.com/biz/pi-bar-san-fr...).

6:30 work? (or 6 to guarantee eating/walking to Borderlands time?)
Apr 26, 2016 08:51PM

4170 Hey those of you going to the Borderlands sponsors wine-tasting Fri night, do you want to meet for dinner close to the store beforehand?
Apr 26, 2016 05:27PM

4170 I renewed my sponsorship last night, just in time to drink wine with y'all.
Apr 04, 2016 09:48AM

4170 OK I've put that wine-tasting on my calendar, too!

And here's the RSVP for our April 25 meetup!

RSVP here
Mar 01, 2016 09:06PM

4170 Dang, sorry about that, Stacia!

Hopefully you can make March which will be.....*drumroll*.....Monday, March 28th.

Bookclubbers, you can RSVP here.
Feb 03, 2016 07:58PM

4170 Thanks, Bob! Adding that to my calendar.

Also added to my calendar - the Feb meetup on Mon the 22nd!

RSVP here

(Note this date is part of new schedule of meeting the 4th Monday of each month, instead of the last Monday. So don't show up on Feb. 29 unless you want a much smaller group!)
Jan 04, 2016 08:54PM

4170 One of the things mentioned in Veronica and Tom's interview with Valente is the lovely and appropriately art-deco video trailer Tor made for Radiance. You can watch it here:

4170 *hangs head in mod shame*
Jan 04, 2016 07:47PM

4170 The short story "The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew" is what Valente expanded/altered to create Radiance, and it's available for free on Clarkesworld, in both text and audio format. The audio is her reading it!



I really want to read it (as in now), but since I'm 40% into Radiance I'm also afraid it might be spoilery? You can see right from the beginning that Severin is named Bysshe here, but Percival Unck is Percival Unck and the central mystery of the novel seems to the story's focus, so I think I'll have to wait til I finish Radiance - fascinated to check it out then!
4170 Wow, I missed this announcement until today because I've been a horrible neglecter of Goodreads/Sword & Laser over the break!

I'm a huge fan of Valente's and have wanted us to read her for a long time. Radiance in particular I did find hard to get in sync with at first, despite loving its alternate-history/planetary-tinseltown world, but further along I got into its groove and am very excited to see where it goes and what the reactions are.
Dec 12, 2015 09:08AM

4170 Hope the Dec 1 meetup went well, even if Bob was not cocktail-fueled!

Our next meetup will be Monday, Jan 25.

RSVP here
Nov 20, 2015 08:13AM

4170 OK, the meetup date is officially moved to Tue, Dec 1! Have fun, guys! :)

RSVP if you haven't
Nov 12, 2015 11:32AM

4170 Jenny (Reading Envy) wrote: "Hey Josh Lawrence when are we going to get episodes of the "Josh Lawrence Goes to a Meetup" podcast? :)"

I'd have to start a Patreon for it first, just too lazy. ;)
Nov 09, 2015 12:44PM

4170 Next meeting will be Monday, Nov 30!

RSVP here!

Yes, it was awesome to meet Guy in Suit who suspiciously looked and sounded similar to Fresno Bob....
4170 Wonderful interview! I loved that the first Fairyland book's title was a joke that got taken seriously ("so never joke!"). Radiance is waiting on my Kindle, and I'm also going to have read Stephen King's IT now, since she mentioned it in her answer to my "what books made you want to be come a writer?" question...
Oct 20, 2015 02:33PM

4170 Fresno Bob wrote: "I read the book and enjoyed it very much, I'm going to try to make it, but if I do, you all are going to learn my secret identity, "Guy in Suit""

:O :O :O :O
Oct 11, 2015 10:45AM

4170 What are the books she fell in love with enough to want to become a writer?

She mentioned at a FogCon panel this year that the complex web of stories-within-stories in The Orphan's Tales books grew organically without planning. To what degree has this been the case with her other novels?

With the AI-themed Silently and Very Fast, various short stories, and the upcoming Radiance (very excited about that!), she seems to be dipping into science fiction more often recently. Are there particular things she'd like to see done in science fiction (by herself or others)? Particular enjoyments/challenges of writing science fiction instead of fantasy?

What would she like to see done/more of in fantasy (once again, by herself or others)?
Oct 11, 2015 08:40AM

4170 Keidy, glad you made it and got to meet Ann Leckie! Successful birthday indeed! :)

Michele, it's Mon, Oct. 26. I was delinquent adding the event, but now it's up:

>> RSVP for Oct 26 meetup
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