TALKS! The Radical Futures Of The Book

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MARCH 23, 2011 WED 7:30PM
FREE

Check out Shaping San Francisco’s current Public TALKS and other public programming at ShapingSF.org.

One of the two major bookstore chains in the US is on the verge of collapse, even as authors are being abandoned by publishers to go “indie” via Kindle and iPad. The ebook (r)evolution is here, but its course is not yet charted—will the dinosaurs of New York’s publishing industry go extinct, and what new species of publication and publisher will emerge? And will writers be able to make a living…not that most of them are doing that even now! Join science fiction writers Terry Bisson, Nick Mamatas, Tim Pratt and perhaps a few more people in prognosticating doom and poverty, or a cybercommons of plenty, or both!

Terry Bisson is a novelist, activist, and the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of short stories, some of which will soon be collected in *TVA Baby*(PM Press).
Tim Pratt is the author of several fantasy novels in the Marla Mason series, which he has recently taken to self-publishing on Kindle, and most recently *The Nex* (Tropism Press).
Nick Mamatas is the author of three novels, including *Sensation* (PM Press) and edits Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation. Co-Presented by PM Press

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Date:
March 23, 2011
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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