Davis Birthday Reading

Grania Davis will be reading and signing her book Tree of Life, Book of Death: The Treasures of Grania Davis at Borderlands Books and Cafe in San Francisco on July 21 from 4-6pm to celebrate her 70th birthday. The volume is a collection of short stories and memoirs. Borderlands is located at 866 Valencia St.

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Philip K. Dick Festival

The Philip K. Dick Festival will be held at San Francisco State University the weekend of Sept 22-23, 2012. Jonathan Lethem, who edited the Library of America’s three volume edition of Philip K. Dick will be the festival’s guest of honor. The festival will cost $35 for a single day or $50 for the weekend.

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Coraline in San Francisco

The SF Playhouse in San Francisco will be hosting the West Coast debut of the new musical Coraline, based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. The musical features a book by Gaiman and music by Stephin Merritt. It will be directed by Bill English and is scheduled to run from November 16-January 15.

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Norton Award Winners

The winners of the Norton Award were presented in San Francisco on August 30 as part of the Tachyon Publications Annual birthday Bash. The Norton Award, named for Emperor Joshua Norton I, are given for “extraordinary invention and creativity unhindered by the constraints of paltry reason,” should not be confused with the Andre Norton Award.

  • Author: Doug Dorst for Alive in Necropolis
  • Other: Charlie Jane Anders for Writers with Drinks and io9.com