Every Day's Fantasy

Embark on an epic journey led by THREE, count em, THREE absolutely amazing fantasy/ speculative fiction authors. 

Wole Talabi, S.L. Huang, and Aparna Verma join Izzy from Off The Beaten Path to discuss their novels, writing, and to speculate about fiction.

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 About the Authors:

Wole Talabi 

WOLE TALABI is an engineer, writer, and editor from Nigeria. He is the author of the novel SHIGIDI AND THE BRASS HEAD OF OBALUFON (DAW books/Gollancz, 2023). His short fiction has appeared in places like Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Tor.com and is collected in CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS (DAW books, 2024) and INCOMPLETE SOLUTIONS (Luna Press, 2019). He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Nommo awards, as well as the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He has edited five anthologies including a 2-volume translation anthology in Bengali, AFRICANFUTURISM (Brittlepaper, 2020) and the forthcoming MOTHERSOUND: THE SAUÚTIVERSE ANTHOLOGY (Android Press, 2023). He likes scuba diving, elegant equations, and oddly shaped things. He currently lives and works in Malaysia. Find him at wtalabi.wordpress.com and at @wtalabi on Twitter, Instagram, Bluesky and Tiktok.



SL Huang

SL Huang is a Hugo-winning and Amazon-bestselling author who justifies an MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. The author of the Cas Russell novels from Tor Books as well as the fantasies Burning Roses and The Water Outlaws, Huang is also a short fiction writer, with stories in AnalogF&SF, Nature, and numerous best-of anthologies. When not writing, Huang is a Hollywood stunt performer and firearms expert. Follow SL Huang online at www.slhuang.com or @sl_huang.



Aparna Verma

Aparna Verma was born in India and immigrated to the United States when she was two-years-old. She graduated from Stanford University with Honors in the Arts and a B.A. in English. The Phoenix King is her first novel.

When she is not writing, Aparna likes to ride horses, dance to Bollywood music, and find old cafes to read myths about forgotten worlds. You can connect with Aparna on Twitter and Instagram at @spirited_gal.


Event date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
68 9th Steet
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon By Wole Talabi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756418267
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Published: DAW - August 8th, 2023

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Burning Roses By S. L. Huang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250879202
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Published: Tordotcom - January 24th, 2023

The Water Outlaws By S. L. Huang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250180421
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Published: Tordotcom - August 22nd, 2023

Zero Sum Game (Cas Russell #1) By S. L. Huang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250180278
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

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The Phoenix King (The Ravence Trilogy #1) By Aparna Verma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316522779
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Published: Orbit - August 29th, 2023