Reading no. 8 — Rebecca Hodgkins, Lou J. Berger, & Jamie Ferguson

Reading no. 8 —
Rebecca Hodgkins,
Lou J. Berger,
& Jamie Ferguson

For the eighth installment of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series, I invited editors Jim LeMay and Chuck Anderson of Mad Cow Press to once more bring us one of their anthologies. They delivered with the impressively fun A Fistful of Dinosaurs.

Rebecca Hodgkins read her marvelous and touching “13 Ways of Looking at a Dinosaur”, an homage to Wallace Stevens 1954 poem, “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. Lou J. Berger brought us “The Serpent of the Loch”, a long-lost adventure Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Challenger, taking place perhaps between The Lost World and The Poison Belt. Finally, Jamie Ferguson read from “The Other Side of the Portal”, in which we met one of the most intelligent of all dinosaur species.

As always, BookBar gave us the most marvelous home for the evening. Books were sold and signed, and we had a great time. Go to BookBar, buy books, and support local and independent booksellers. For every book you buy at BookBar, a fairy gets its wings.1

Be sure to RSVP for Reading no. 9 on 9 March 2019, at BookBar, 7pm. For March’s reading, we’ll hear from authors Molly Tanzer and Laurence MacNaughton. Molly will read from her newest, Creatures of Want and Ruin, while Laurence will share the third in his Dru Jasper series, No Sleep Till Doomsday.

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Reading no. 7 — Carrie Vaughn & Betsy Dornbusch


  1. Full disclosure: That’s not true. A fairy won’t get its wings. A perfectly clear, undoctored photograph of Nessie will, however, make its way into print.