During the weekend of FIYAHCON 2021 (September 16-19), FIYAHCON attendees can chat with Stelliform authors at our booth. Check out the following schedule to see when our authors are available for a chat.
Submissions Q&A: Friday, September 17, 5pm ET
Stelliform Press is currently open for submissions. If you write climate fiction and are interested in submitting, feel free to drop by the booth and ask questions of Stelliform’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Selena Middleton.
Octavia Cade: Saturday, September 18, 7pm ET
Octavia Cade is the author of the novella, The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, as well as the Sir Julius Vogel award-winning novel The Stone Wētā. She is a New Zealand writer with a PhD in science communication. Cade attended Clarion West 2016, has won three Sir Julius Vogel awards for speculative fiction, and is a Bram Stoker nominee. She was the 2020 writer in residence at Massey University, where she wrote The Impossible Resurrection of Grief.
The Impossible Resurrection of Grief received excellent reviews in The Spinoff, The Chicago Review of Books, and The Ancillary Review of Books.
About the Book
With the collapse of ecosystems and the extinction of species comes the Grief: an unstoppable melancholia that ends in suicide. When Ruby’s friend, mourning the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, succumbs to the Grief, the letters she leaves behind reveal the hidden world of the resurrected dead. The Tasmanian tiger, brought back from extinction in an isolated facility, is only the first… but rebirth is not always biological, and it comes with a price. As a scientist, Ruby resists the Grief by focusing her research on resilient jellyfish, but she can’t avoid choosing which side she’s on. How can she fight against the dead and the forces behind them when doing so risks her home, her life, and the entire biosphere?
Cynthia Zhang: Sunday, September 19, 5pm ET
Cynthia Zhang is the author of After the Dragons. She is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture at the University of Southern California. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kaleidotrope, On Spec, Phantom Drift, and other venues. She is a 2021 DVdebut mentee.
After the Dragons received a glowing, 5-star review from Mary Robinette Kowal, and was selected as one of Buzzfeed’s Best Books for August 2021.
About the Book
Jaded college student Xiang Kaifei scours Beijing streets for abandoned dragons, distracting himself from his shaolong diagnosis. Elijah Ahmed, a biracial American medical researcher, is drawn to Beijing by the memory of his grandmother and her death by shaolong. Interest in Beijing’s dragons leads Kai and Eli into an unlikely partnership. With the resources of Kai’s dragon rescue and Eli’s immunology research, can the pair find a cure for shaolong and safety for the dragons? Eli and Kai must confront old ghosts and hard truths if there is any hope for themselves or the dragons they love.
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