Marta Randall



On June 12, 2008, I'll be appearing as part of Writers with Drinks, which has won "Best Literary Night" from the SF Bay Guardian readers' poll four years in a row and was recently named "Best Literary Drinking" by the SF Weekly. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for other magazine, a national magazine for people who feel pigeonholed by mainstream media categories. I am sharing the stage with  Mistress Morgana,whose stories have appeared in the anthologies Politically Inspired and Sex For America: Politically Inspired Erotica; Ray Molina of the comedy show Oddly Americana, and (drum roll please) the eminent and humongously talented Ishmael Reed. I will try not to let this go to my head.

7:30 to 9:30pm, doors open at 7:00, at The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd Street between Mission and Valencia, San Francisco,. Admission is $3 to $5 on a sliding scale, all proceeds benefit local nonprofits.  Y'all come now.

Starting on April 10, 2008, I'll again be teaching the Science Fiction Master Class through Gotham Writers Workshop.

3/2008: Michael Kurland, editor of a series of anthologies of modern stories about Sherlock Holmes, has accepted one of mine. It's titled The English Señor. More info when I know the title of the anthology, publication date, etc. This is my first Holmes story and I'm very pleased with it, and with the fact that Michael, too, is pleased with it.

3/2008: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has published a flattering review of  my Collected Stories.

8/2007: My long-awaited Collected Stories is now available for purchase!

6/2007:  For reasons known only to publishers, the June issue of F&SF is available in May but not available in June. Go figure. The cover's great, though.

2/2007: I am currently teaching the Science Fiction Writing Book Club through  Barnes and It's free.

"Lázaro y Antonio" will be the cover story in the June issue of  The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction..

11/2006: "The Dark Boy" will be published in the January 2007 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

11/12/06: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has purchased my short story "Lázaro y Antonio."

In the Spring 2007 semester I will be teaching a  Master Class at  Gotham Writers Workshop concentrating on the science fiction novel.

I have sold a short story, "The Dark Boy," to
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.  Watch this space for publication date.

I am delighted to announce my association with a new agent:

Ginger Clark
Curtis Brown Ltd.
10 Astor Place
New York, NY  10003