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Anaea Lay, Writers of the Future winner and author of "These Walls of Despair"

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome local author Anaea Lay, winner of the Writers of the Future contest for her short story "These Walls of Despair", for a reading in celebration her success and of the release of this year's anthology of Writers of the Future winners!

A natural city girl raised in deep ruralia, Anaea Lay currently lives is Madison, Wisconsin where she sells real estate under a different name and collects jobs the way the internet collects cats. When she isn't advising clients on how well a potential home can be defended during the zombie apocalypse, she can be found running the Strange Horizons podcast, writing reviews for Publisher's Weekly, waxing poetic on the virtues of well-resourced management board games, or chasing the perfect recipe for the perfect cup of hot chocolate. Her short fiction has appeared in places such as Lightspeed, Apex, Daily Science Fiction and Waylines. Her long fiction on currently looking for a home. Anaea can be found online with her blog at anaealay.com.

Celebrate New Writers, New Winners, New Worlds in Writers of the Future: Volume 30
This is your window into incredible worlds of wizardry, warfare and wonder. This is your escape into fantastic realms of the human mind lurking just beyond your imagination…and reaching deep into your wildest dreams. This is your ticket to tomorrow. Celebrate the future of science fiction and fantasy…now.

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Published: Galaxy Press (CA) - May 6th, 2014

**Canceled** Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge

Sadly, due to unforseen circumstances, Nicola Griffith and Kelley Eskridge have been forced to cancel their tour through the Midwest, including their scheduled appearance at A Room of One's Own. We apologize to our disappointed customers and we wish the best to Nicola and Kelley.
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ISBN: 9780374280871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 12th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781933500133
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Published: Aqueduct Press - June 1st, 2007

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ISBN: 9781931520102
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 18th, 2011

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler

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ISBN: 9780446676106
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 2000

Gretchen's Rec: Ruthlessly beautiful, disturbing, and haunting. This is my favorite series of all time--every time I re-read it I get something new out of it.

Revival by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton

A surprising, very human (and gruesome) story set in Wausau in a town
quarantined because the dead came back to life one day. GREAT ensemble
cast and strong writing that deals deftly with the reality of rural WI
life, racism, sexism and family issues. Unsettling horror meets small
town drama. Beautiful art and solid writing make this another favorite
from Image.

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By Tim Seeley, Mike Norton (Artist), Mark Englert (Artist)
ISBN: 9781607066590
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Published: Image Comics - December 25th, 2012

Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga is hands-down my favorite currently running comic. Vaughan's writing is sharp, Staples's art is evocative, and the story--of a young mixed family trying to escape a centuries-old intergalactic blood feud--will appeal to sci fi fans and parents alike.

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ISBN: 9781607066927
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Published: Image Comics - July 2nd, 2013

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

Jemisin's worldbuilding is careful and fascinating, and the plot twists kept me turning the pages. The tension between morality and religion, between blind obedience and waiting to discover the truth, even when it is challenging, is central to this story. Great book, and now I'm raring for the sequel!

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ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

Sea Change by S. M. Wheeler

Reading this book is like reading a traditional heroine's quest fantasy turned 90 degrees. Nothing quite happened the way I have been led to expect by countless plucky heroine stories before it. This is the story you find when you turn the shiny river stone over and see the beauty in the ugly, mossy black wet underside.

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ISBN: 9780765333148
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Published: Tor Books - June 18th, 2013

Alex Bledsoe, author of Wisp of A Thing, with music by Amy McNally

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome popular science fiction author Alex Bledsoe for a reading and booksigning from Wisp of A Thing the highly-anticipated follow-up to The Hum and the Shiver! Bledsoe's reading will be accompanied by live fiddle tunes from Amy McNally, playing songs that relate to the book! 

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ISBN: 9780765334138
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Published: Tor Books - June 18th, 2013

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

This is one of those books that has it all. Great character, plot, pacing, wonderful worldbuilding, and oh yeah, did I mention it's set in a dystopic matriarchal future Brazil and explores questions of identity, body modification, art, politics, culture, and fame? Oh oh, and ALSO, most people are bisexual and it's not a big deal. This is everything I have been waiting for in a YA novel.

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ISBN: 9780545417792
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 1st, 2013


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