Nisi Shawl at the Poisoned Pen

Nisi Shawl – photo by Caren Conley

I love Michael Senft’s short articles in Phoenix New Times about authors appearing at The Poisoned Pen. Here’s his recent article about Nisi Shawl’s upcoming appearance.

Author and critic Nisi Shawl is known for her sci-fi and fantasy short stories and her how-to guide for writing about race, Writing the Other. She has also won the coveted James L. Tiptree Award, for positive explorations of gender in speculative fiction. She had never published a novel until now, however. Everfair is a steampunk alternate history dealing with colonialism and empire in 19th-century Belgian Congo. Shawl will sign copies of Everfair at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 11, at the Poisoned Pen, 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale. Everfair is available in hardcover for $26.99. Admission is free, but purchase of the book is required for an autograph. Call 480-947-2974 or visit for more information.


If you can’t get to the Poisoned Pen on Sunday, we have signed copies of Everfair available through the Web Store.