The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (PSFS) meets this Friday night at 9:00 p.m. and their guest will be author Tom Doyle. Here’s the official blurb from PSFS:
“Tom Doyle writes science fiction and fantasy in a spooky turret in Washington, DC. He grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, so when he attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop there in 2003, it was like coming home. He lived in Japan for over a year and has traveled widely. In 2004, he visited Ireland for the celebrations of the hundredth anniversary of Bloomsday, and that experience contributed greatly to his 2012 Writers of the Future story.
Tom won the 2008 WSFA Small Press Award. He has published stories in Strange Horizons, Futurismic, Aeon, and Ideomancer, among others. His essays on science fiction and millennialism have appeared in Fictitious Force and Strange Horizons, and in the book The End That Does. Paper Golem Press has published a collection of his short fiction, The Wizard of Macatawa and Other Stories. Tom has appeared on the Hour of the Wolf radio program and the Fast Forward TV show, and he has given a presentation on L. Frank Baum at the Library of Congress.”
Full disclosure, I published Tom’s short story collection. I did it because I think he’s a brilliant and extremely talented writer. But even better than that, he does a reading that is nothing short of awesome! So, if you’re anywhere near Philadelphia on Friday, or can get there, you need to go to Tom’s appearance at PSFS.
Oh, one more thing that PSFS didn’t know was happening when they invited Tom to be their feature speaker on Friday: He just signed a three book deal with Tor. Congratulations, Tom!
PSFS will be meeting at the University of Pennsylvania’s International House, located at 3701 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia, PA.
I can’t be there because I’ll be up in New York doing a hypnosis thing. So, tell Tom I sent you. Thanks.