We are no strangers to the weird and quirky at M. Judson. So when we had the chance to get Jeff VanderMeer and Sofia Samatar in the same room, we were giddy with excitement. They will be in conversation with Jeff’s wife, Ann VanderMeer, Hugo Award–winning former editor of Weird Tales magazine. Conversation starts at 7:00pm.
Jeff VanderMeer is an American novelist. He has won the Nebula Award, Rhysling Award, British Fantasy Award, BSFA Award, the World Fantasy Award three times, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award.
Borne: Part sci-fi, part family drama, Borne envisions a world shaped by both technology and the supernatural. It's a story of domesticity and tension under absurdist circumstances, as its three protagonists form an unlikely bond while being tyrannized by a massive flying bear and gangs of feral, genetically modified children.
Sofia Samatar is an American writer, poet, and educator. She has won the William L. Crawford Award, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards.
Tender is a collection of short fiction about the near future, the alternate present, and the imagined past. In settings ranging from Egypt to colonial Kenya to the stars, these stories explore the fragility and resilience of bodies, human environments, and familial love.