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Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Reading Series | Sarah Beth Durst and Paul Levinson
Tue, April 2, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at
Parkway Central Library
Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of eighteen fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, Drink Slay Love, and The Stone Girl’s Story. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. For more information, visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.
Paul Levinson’s science fiction novels include The Silk Code (winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel), Borrowed Tides, The Consciousness Plague, The Pixel Eye, The Plot To Save Socrates, Unburning Alexandria, and Chronica. His stories and novels have been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, Edgar, Prometheus, and Audie Awards. His novelette “The Chronology Protection Case” was made into short movie, now on Amazon Prime. His nonfiction books, including The Soft Edge, Digital McLuhan, Realspace, Cellphone, New New Media, and Fake News in Real Context, have been translated into twelve languages. He co-edited Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion. He appears often on TV and radio, such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR. A past President of SFWA, he is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University. He reviews television in his InfiniteRegress.tv blog.