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Jews in Science Fiction: It's Not a Fantasy

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115 (map)

Free program with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. 

Jewish writers, including many from the Bay Area, are responsible for some of the most entertaining and mind-bending stories, books, and scripts written in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Who are these local writers, and how do they apply Jewish ideas and themes to their work? Jacob Weisman, editor and publisher at Tachyon Publications, a San Francisco-based publisher of science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction, will speak about writers including Peter S. Beagle, Avram Davidson, Lisa Goldstein, Robert Silverberg, and Richard A. Lupoff.  He’ll also answer questions about publishing.

Jacob Weisman founded Tachyon Publications in 1995. He has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award three times and is the series editor of Tachyon’s multi-award-winning novella line. His writing has appeared in The NationRealms of Fantasy, the Louisville Courier-JournalThe Seattle Weekly, and The Cooper Point Journal. He is the editor of The Treasury of the Fantastic (with David Sandner), The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (with David G. Hartwell), and Invaders: 22 Stories from the Outer Limits of Literature.  His latest anthology, The New Voices in Fantasy, co-edited with Peter S. Beagle, will be published this year.