July 26th, 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, July 26th.

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45

Bios

Genevieve Williams writes science fiction and fantasy. She has an MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Analog, Strange Horizons, Perihelion, and Persistent Visions. She has recently completed her first novel.

Ophir Renon (pronounced “Oh-fear”) is a Seattle based author working on his first book: The Eureka Spark. The book explores the question of whether nature vs. nurture has relevance for machine intelligence. Set in a near future, approximately one hundred years from today, robots are commonplace and humanity is terraforming Mars.

In his day job Ophir explores interesting problems related to large data sets, machine learning, and predictive capabilities, in the areas of IT Operations maturity and health. He is the holder of six patents and enjoys building electronics projects (thanks Adafruit), nurturing his Pacific Northwest sourdough, and, most currently, building a wood fired pizza / baking oven for neighborhood parties.

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June 28th, 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, May 24th.

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45

Bios

Keyan Bowes is a peripatetic writer of science fiction and fantasy based in San Francisco.  She has lived in nine cities in seven countries, and visited many more. They sometimes form the settings for her stories. Her work can be found online in various webzines including a Polish one, a podcast, and an award-winning short film; and on paper in a dozen print anthologies. She’s a graduate of the 2007 Clarion Workshop for science fiction and fantasy writers. Keyan’s website is at www.keyanbowes.org

Tod McCoy’s work has appeared in The People’s ApocalypseBronies: For the Love of PoniesAntipodeanSF.comQarrtsiluni.comThe Gloaming, and Asimov’s. A Clarion West graduate, he’s the publisher of Hydra House, whose catalog includes Telling Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow, and two collections by Cat Rambo: Near+Far, which generated a Nebula nomination, and Neither Here Nor There.

Andrew Penn Romine is a writer and animator living in Seattle. When he’s not wrangling words, robots, cavemen, or dragons, he dabbles in craft cocktails and virtual reality.
He’s a member of SFWA and graduate of the Clarion West workshop, and his work appears online at Lightspeed MagazinePaizo and Crossed Genres as well as in the anthologies FungiHelp Fund my Robot Army, After The Fall, What Fates Impose, By Faerie Light, Coins of Chaos, and more. He’s hard at work on his first novel, a dark fantasy set in 1930s America.

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May 24th, 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, May 24th.

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45

Bios

Laura Lucas is a poet, fiction writer and essayist of Polish and African-American descent. She is an alumna of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and an Artist Trust EDGE graduate.  Her writing has appeared iPoplorishBeat the Dust,Falling Star Magazine, Line Zero, Imaginaire, The Poetic Pinup Revue, Vapid Kitten, Dead Housekeeping, the It Starts With Hope anthology, and Unchaste Anthology Volume 1. She lives and writes in Seattle, WA. Her short essay “Nine Kinds of Ice Cream” was a 2016 Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee. She joined Minor Arcana Press as Editor in June 2015.

G.G. Silverman lives north of Seattle with a dog-boy and an adult male human. She is the author of the YA comedic horror novels VEGAN TEENAGE ZOMBIE HUNTRESS and STONERS VS. MOANERS, the first of which was a finalist for the North Street Book Prize. Her short fiction and poetry have won awards and have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, ellipses literature + art, The Iron Horse Literary Review, Iconoclast, The Seventh Wave, Molotov Cocktail, and more. For more info, and to connect with G.G., please visit www.ggsilverman.com.

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April 26, 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, April 26th.

  • Signup starts at 7:00
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45

Bios

Joanne Rixon‘s writing has appeared in The Cascadia Subduction ZoneBreath & ShadowStupefying StoriesGlitterShip, and Crossed Genres Magazine. She is an internally-displaced person in the Pacific Northwest; a former resident of North Seattle, she currently lives in a less-gentrified neighborhood in Tacoma. She is an organizer with the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup, and has recently begun applying her organizing skills to local progressive politics. Ask her about how to call your elected representatives, or follow her on twitter @JoanneRixon for angry yelling about the other Washington.

Oscar McNary scribbles down the whispers that flow through his cell in the Seattle catacombs. He slides the stories page by page through a ventilation grate into the yellow world above. The scraps go flapping over the soaked streets. Recent publications include Discovery: QSF’s Second Annual Flash Fiction Contest; Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam: Gay City Anthology V; and Minor Arcana’s Drawn to Marvel anthology. He has three chapbooks. Everything he writes is true.

 

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March 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, March 22nd.

  • Signups start at 7:00 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45 pm

Invited Reader Bios

Anaea Lay lives in Seattle, Washington where she writers, cooks, plays board games, reads too much, and sells real estate under another name.  She’s the fiction podcast editor for Strange Horizons where you can hear her read a new short story nearly every week.  Her fiction work has appeared in a variety of venues including Lightspeed, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Pod Castle.  She lives online at anaealay.com where you can find a complete bibliography and her blog.  Follow her on Twitter @anaealay.

Sherry Decker – First place winner of the North Texas Professional Writers  fiction contest; Finalist – Writers of the Future, four-time finalist PNWA fiction contest; work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance Magazine; short fiction collection to be republished by White Cat Publishing.  Her horror novel A Summer With the Dead thru Elder Signs Press will be available on May 1, and a re-publication of the science fiction novel Hypershot will be published in early 2018. Currently Sherry is working on whatever feels right, depending on the day and her mood.

 

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February 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, February 22nd.

  • Signups start at 7:00 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45 pm

Invited Reader Bios

Anne Bean lives in Seattle, Washington where she obsesses over comics, fairy tales, and book design. Her writing has appeared in Urban Fantasy Magazine, Animal Literary Journal, The Establishment, and Tell Me A Fable from Dark Opus Press. She’s made comics with Noel Franklin, Ben Horak, Laura D. Graves, and Ted Closson. Find out more at http://annebean.com.

Eileen Gunn’s work has received the Nebula Award in the US and the Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy awards and short-listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. award. Her stories have been published in Asimov’s, Tor.com, Nature, and elsewhere; her most recent collection, Questionable Practices, appeared in 2014 from Small Beer Press. She says, “I have a story coming out in April, in a rather surprising venue, which hasn’t announced it yet. I’ll read from it on Wednesday.”

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January 2017 Reading

Join us for two hours of science fiction and fantasy reading at Cafe Racer on Wednesday, January 25th.

  • Signups start at 7:00 pm
  • Five minute readings from signup 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Invited readers  8:45 – 9:45 pm

Invited Reader Bios

Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather.  She is the author of over 70 short stories, appearing in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, among other places.  Her work has been reprinted in Year’s Best anthologies and translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Czech.  Last year her short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out with Fairwood Press.  For more about Caroline, check out her website at http://carolineyoachim.com

Tom Patton is a member of the Lost Inc. writing group who has unfortunately been encouraged to write from a young age, leading to a dangerously oversized ego and undeserved sense of confidence about the written word.  His work has been quietly published with as little fanfare as possible in the hopes that he might be placated and appeased, but this only makes matters worse and he continues to write to this day.

Sirena Ross lives in Seattle Washington. She writes apocalyptic poetry, shops in thrift stores and has been known to dance in a disturbing monkey costume.  She enjoys painting, writing, singing and talking to herself.  Her dark poetry, devious fiction and MP3 recordings are collected at sirenaross.wordpress.com Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines. Her first Novella, “Trouble With Robots!” is available from Amazon.

 

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