While regular updates for SD27 begin October, we couldn’t wait to announce the return of one of science fiction’s major talents to the SCWC: New York Times bestselling, multiple Hugo, Nebula and countless other awards-winning author David Brin. With what many longtime fans could perceive as a prequel to his extraordinary Startide Rising, David’s first novel in ten years, Existence, is now out. Stephen Baxter (Ark and The Time Ships) calls it, “[U]rgent and as relevant as anything by Stross or Doctorow, but with the cosmic vision of Bear or Benford.” Vernor Vinge (Fire Upon the Deep and The Children of the Sky) hails, “Brin takes on one of the fundamental themes in science fiction—and what is also one of the fundamental questions humanity faces in this century… Existence is not to be missed.” And Temple Grandin (Thinking in Pictures) proclaims it, “[A] book that makes you think deeply about both the future and life’s most important issues… I could not put it down.” Now let’s see who else will be joining us.
Another multiple award-winning author and SCWC workshop leader, Alan Russell, is back for our winter conference, as is historical fictionalist Laurel Corona, multi-genre dynamo Michele Scott, Andrew E. Kaufman, author of such psychological thrillers as The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted and While the Savage Sleeps, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, Drusilla Campbell and many other friends both familiar and new.
Early “Bard” Registration is now open. Do so by Sept. 15 and save a whopping $100 on Full Conference or NovelCram immersion track participation.