Presenting The Vermont SF Writer’s Series Author Duel!


For our next installment of the Vermont SF Writer’s Series, we’re switching things up a bit. Tor Books has four of their authors on tour in New England, and we wanted to have some fun with them. On Sunday, July 26th, join us and Phoenix Books to watch Max Gladstone (Last First Snow), Vermont’s own Brian Staveley (Providence of Fire), Elizabeth Bear (Karen Memory), and James Cambias (Corsair) compete against one another, to discover the most dramatic reader of the lot.

  • MAX GLADSTONE is a fencer, a fiddler, and a two-time finalist for the John W. Campbell Award. He is fluent in Mandarin and has taught English in China. Max lives and writes in Somerset, Massachusetts, near Boston.
  • BRIAN STAVELEY lives in rural Vermont. This is his second novel, following The Emperor’s Blades.
  • ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
  • JAMES CAMBIAS is a game designer and multiple award-nominated science fiction and fantasy author.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm at Phoenix Books in Burlington! Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off a book by one of our featured authors!  Tickets will be available at either Phoenix Books location starting on July 12th, and coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.  Seating is limited.

RSVP here.