Speculations Reading Series

Announcements for 2024 Readings

The Speculations Readings Series continues monthly at DreamHaven Books, 2301 E 38th St., Minneapolis, usually Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., and include a reception and autographing and an expedition to a South Minneapolis bistro to build a sense of community among Twin Cities readers and writers.

On Wednesday, Apriil 17, TERRRY FAUST, presents his work. Terry Faust writes mainstream young adult novels and humorous science0 fiction spoofs. The first in his series of young adult urban fantasy novels, Bearer of the Pearls: Episode One of the River Rangers, was released by North Star Press St. Cloud in June of 2017. Z is for Xenophobe is a sci-fi satire published in 2011 by Sam’s Dot Publshing. And, his first young adult novel, To Build a Blackbird, was just added to MN Writes MN Reads biblioboard, making it available for free in digital form from area libraries. His short work has appeared in Stupefying Stories, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Boundaries Without by Calumet Editions. He’s had stories in several Minnesota Speculative Fiction anthologies published by Alban Lake. He has been a member of Minnesota Speculative Fiction since 2005. His Speculations presentation will include his playing of an audio drama.

On Wednesday, May 29, T. AARON CISCO reads from his work. T. Aaron Cisco is best known for contemporary Afrofuturism and sci-fi. Cisco crafts narratives that give voice to characters, themes, and stories that challenge stereotypes.His works have frequently adorned Amazon’s bestseller lists, with The Unbanished, Rod String Nail Cloth and Black Nerd Blue Box clinching the number one spot. Additional accolades include the MN Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award, being listed on both Hennepin County Libraries’ Minnesota Black Authors list, and The Minnesota Daily’s Ten Black Change-Makers Influencing the Twin Cities Arts Scene. More than anything, T. Aaron Cisco is an ardent advocate of squee—the utter joy and excitement that comes from sharing stories and life with others.

On Thursday, June 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. ADAM STEMPLE reads from his work. Adam Stemple is an award-winning author, poet, and musician. Of his first novel, Singer of Souls, SFWA Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey said, One of the best first novels I have ever read." Of his later works, Hugo Award winning author Naomi Kritzer said, "No one writes bastard-son-of-a-bitch characters as brilliantly as Adam Stemple."

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF MINNESOTA, a multicultural speculative fiction organization that also hosts a midsummer SF convention, Diversicon.

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