Friday, August 23rd, 6:30 – 8 PM
Brad Ricca will read from and discuss his recently edited collection of stories by ClareWinger Harris, The Artificial Man and Other Stories (Belt Publishing), and talk science fiction and women’s hidden past in the field with local science fiction writer,
Clare Winger Harris was a visionary writer of American science fiction in the 1920s, who despite her influence, remains largely unrecognized. Harris’ groundbreaking stories dealt with climate change, interdimensional travel, intelligent animals, and cyborg technology, among other vivid subjects. Her award-winning work was admired by — and very frequently eclipsed — her more famous contemporaries, who were almost exclusively male.
This new collection assembles ten of Harris’s greatest short stories, including “The Fifth Dimension,” “The Fate of the Poseidonia,” “The Menace of Mars,” and the previously unpublished “The Vibrometer.”
Brad Ricca is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (St. Martin’s, 2017) and Super Boys (St. Martin’s, 2013), winner of the Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. He won the St. Lawrence Book Award for American Mastodon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). A lifelong Clevelander, he is the winner of a Cleveland Arts Prize and teaches classes at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his Ph.D. in English.
Marie Vibbert has sold 40-odd short stories, 20-some poems, and a few comics. The Oxford Culture Review has described her work as “the embodiment of what science fiction should be.” Marie is a
computer programmer, a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the Science Fiction Writers Association, and attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop.
She lives in Cleveland Heights with her family.