Please join us at Malvern Books for Fantastical Fictions, an odd-monthly event focusing on the literary fantastic across genres and cultures hosted by Rebecca Schwarz and Chris Brown. We plan to bring together writers and readers of fantastic literature in Austin by featuring published writers reading from new works and from examples of fantastic literature available on our shelves. Discussion, Q&A sessions, and open mic for works in progress will follow the readings.
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This month’s guest is Rick Klaw, editor of The Apes of Wrath, a provocative short story anthology that delves into our fascination with and dread of our simian cousins.
“This impressive anthology includes eighteen short stories by authors ancient (Aesop) and recent (Karen Joy Fowler, Mary Robinette Kowal), as well as three original articles tracing apes in literature, comics, cinema, and theater…. A powerful exploration of the blurry line between animal and human.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“These are all fine additions to any fantasy lover’s library…. Climb up into your tree, peel a banana, and enjoy the treats herein.” —Sci Fi Magazine
Professional freelance reviewer, geek maven, and optimistic curmudgeon, Rick Klaw recently edited Joe Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard and the acclaimed anthologies The Apes of Wrath and Rayguns Over Texas. His countless reviews and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Austin Chronicle, Blastr, San Antonio Current, Kirkus Reviews, SF Signal, SF Site, The Horn, The San Antonio Business Journal, Geek Dad, Steampunk, and Cross Plains Universe. Many of these were collected in his book Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century.