Pravic’s Science Fiction Extravaganza at San Francisco’s Brainwash Cafe
Pravic Magazine’s editorial team has assembled a glittering array of authors and aficionados to expose the hottest new writing and ideas in the field of science fiction.
May 13, 2013, San Francisco -- What is the role of science fiction in the 21st century, predictor or reflector? The Pravic Magazine Science Fiction Extravaganza presents authors Ben Loory, David Gill, Suhail Rafidi, and Ian Kappos to share their work and address that question. The authors will perform readings, participate in a panel discussion, and get a chance to spend some quality time with local fans. Other events include music by Wizard Master, trivia with prizes, and secret special guests.
In this day of interplanetary travel and cellular technology, what was once considered science fiction is coming to life all around us. Instead of a Golden Age of flying cars and personal jetpacks, we find ourselves amid dark times. Pollution, technologies of distraction, overconsumption, and apathy afflict our now.
Ben Loory’s short fiction collection Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin) has been making waves nationwide since its 2011 publication. He has appeared in The New Yorker, as well as several heavyweight literary journals, and has been praised by none other than Ray Bradbury.
David Gill is the scholar who founded and maintains the Total Dick Head website, an authoritative Philip K. Dick resource. Gill organized the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival. His fiction appeared in Pravic, The Speculative Edge, Theurgy Magazine, and 365 Tomorrows.
Suhail Rafidi’s science fiction novel, TJ & Tosc: A Field Guide For Life After Western Culture (Shelldive), explores the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. Billed as the first organic, free range novel, it is also in development for musical adaptation, slated for release in 2014.
Ian Kappos is an up and coming fantasy and horror writer. He served as editor of the now retired Blue Monday Press. His short story “The Leper Colony,” was published in the Neon literary journal.
From the event website:
“An evening of Science Fiction with readings by Ben Loory, David Gill, Ian Kappos, and Suhail Rafidi. Music by Wizard Master. Trivia with prizes! Panel Discussion: What is the Role of Science Fiction in the 21st century, predictor or reflector?
ALL-AGES, FREE (donations accepted), SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS!”
Pravic Magazine is a new grammar for science fiction, edited by Nathanial K. Miller and David Gill. The publication has been described as “brave, handsome, and intelligent,” by Ursula K. Leguin. Pravic has announced that they will be planning a science fiction
Brainwash Cafe Music starts at 7pm.
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