Women Write Hard Sci-Fi: Continuing the Tradition

July 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a reading and discussion about women writing hard science Sci-Fi and Fantasy, featuring Nancy Smith and Christy Esmahan, facilitated by Patrice Sarath.

Nancy Smith is a writer of two published novels, eighteen screenplays, and twenty-two short stories. She is a filmmaker, script analyst, script supervisor as well as owner of First Look Script Analysis, operating since December 2005 and First Look Publishing operating since 2016.

Christy Esmahan is an award-winning novelist who is passionate about the environment. Her novels are primarily about climate change, the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans and social justice. Esmahan began her career as a scientist, earning her BA in Microbiology at Miami University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Universidad de Leon, Spain. She lived in Houston for sixteen years and moved to Austin about two years ago. When she’s not writing, she works as a professional translator and she loves to go birding with her husband.

Patrice Sarath is the author of the Gordath Wood fantasy series (Gordath Wood, Red Gold Bridge, and The Crow God’s Girl), the historical romance The Unexpected Miss Bennet, and several science fiction short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.

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