Friday, Oct 01, 2010
From The Ancient Past To The Not So Implausible Present
"A reality TV show lands on the last fragment of a primordial supercontinent, where life has evolved separately for 600 million years." Such is the premise of Warren Fahy's bestselling debut action-adventure Fragment, released hardcover by Delacorte last year and snatched up for film by Lloyd Levin (Watchmen). With a blood-pulsing narrative and speculative science edge, the book's been compared to the best of Michael Crichton's work. Warren will discuss with us how he did it.
Also aboard for SD25, Laurel Corona will be conducting select read & critique workshops over the extra-long weekend. Her latest historical novel, Penelope's Daughter (Berkley Trade), revisits Homer's The Odyssey from an utterly fresh perspective, chronicling the tale of Odysseus' queen and daughter, both abandoned by the warlord in Ithaca for some 19 years . . . Author/artist Christine Renhad Stenstrom will be with us. The recent release of her exquisitely produced coffee table book, Cherry Blossom Trees: Literary Writings and Artworks, will allow us to address a huge market not really dealt with much in the past.
In her first appearance at the SCWC, Lisa Fugard, author of the evocative and wonderfully rich Skinner's Drift, set in her native South Africa, will be conducting workshops. So too will Alexandra Sokoloff, whom we lost in Newport Beach due to unforeseen circumstances that left her stranded on the east coast.
Still many, many other authors, agents and editors to announce as we begin the run-up to February's event. Drusilla Campbell's NovelCram immersion track is a go, as is our new 3/10 Power Pen track (details on that later), and some particular attention we're going to pay to all things eBooks.
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