It is with great regret that we announce that Geoff Ryman will not be teaching Week Six, due to unexpected difficulties with the United Kingdom’s passport system.
Stepping in for Ryman is Michael Swanwick, who has received the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards for his work. His books include In the Drift, an Ace Special; Vacuum Flowers; Griffin’s Egg; Stations of the Tide; The Iron Dragon’s Daughter, a New York Times Notable Book, and Jack Faust. His short fiction has been collected in Gravity’s Angels, A Geography of Unknown Lands, Moon Dogs, Tales of Old Earth, and a collection of short-shorts, Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures. His most recent novel, Chasing the Phoenix, which chronicles the adventures of confidence artists Darger and Surplus in post-Utopian China, is currently available from Tor Books. He is currently at work on a new novel set in Industrialized Faerie.
Swanwick will be reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at the Seattle Central Library for our Summer Reading Series. We wish Geoff Ryman all the best, and we are grateful to Michael Swanwick for stepping in to make sure our students have a fantastic final week of the workshop.